Hello Everyone and Welcome to the Drawing a Science Fiction Character Series.
In this second part, Tim Von Rueden takes you through adding value and shading to a sci-fi character.
In this step I took the three silhouettes I asked you guys to help chose in part 1 for me to continue on with. I lined them up, filled in the silhouette and went at it. I started by creating a main light source in mind that I would then use to place my values and create form from. So essentially the light was just a helpful reminder as to where the shades of grey should be placed depending on the material that is reflecting that light.
Overall I had fun working on these three concepts because of how different they were from each other, the three concepts I was running with in my mind was this:
1. The Rugged Manual Laborer - taking a break shift from his job to enjoy a cigarette and reflect on the day
2. The Proud Sharpshooter – An overconfident dead eye that is a little too arrogant and naive
3. The Runaway Unfinished Android – During his completion something triggered in his mind and he needed to get out of there, with cords still hanging off his unfinished build, he is escaping from his creation establishment
Below are some video stills from the different stages of this tutorial!
1. First I lined up the three silhouettes from the initial tutorial that you guys chose for me to continue with.
2. Then I added in a light source to each and showed how to add value and shading accordingly to the characters.
3. The Final Result after adding value and form to each of the three.