Hello Everyone and Welcome to the Drawing a Science Fiction Character Series.
In this first part, Tim Von Rueden takes you through his initial process of drawing out the silhouettes for a sci-fi character.
While doing my research for reference and inspiration I noticed the stark difference between an “old school” style of design for a sci-fi character and a newer, sleek design for a more modern style. I am taking my main influences from Dead Space, Moon, District 9, Alien, 2001: Space Odyssesy and even Bioshock to create a mix of ideas for a concept all it’s own.
Check below for the Silhouettes result and let me know which three I should continue on with!
This subject matter is one I have not delved into enough. This series will be a great way for you guys to see how to tackle a less comfortable subject matter and how to work through those initial struggles and see how much can be learned from stepping outside of your comfort zone. You may surprise yourself with how well at drawing a subject matter that your not use to. When I drew the creature concept art, I never drew a creature/monster style concept before, and now it is one of, if not my favorite piece I’ve ever done to date.
Below are some video stills from the different stages of this tutorial!
1. Starting off most of these silhouettes I fill in a solid black character outline and then use the eraser tool to create the inner detail
2. Continuing on with more of them, starting to include more dynamic poses
3. Added a touch of color to liven them up
So here are the final sci-fi character silhouettes, I numbered them and ask which three I should continue on with in the next tutorial!