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The messy room of Talbot

(From 12-30-2012) Here’s a little bit of a before and after digital drawing. Typically I’d sketch out my idea on paper but this time I went ahead and did it using Manga Studio. I’ve been working with this program in the last few weeks. Now, while I’ve had issues trying to draw everything digitally, I do enjoy coloring digitally.

In this scene, I wanted Talbot to wake up in a messy room.

As you can see below, I’ve opened up Manga Studio and sketched out the basic layout of the page. Then I outlined the hard objects in the scene such as cabinets, bookshelves, bed etc. Once I have an idea where things will be, I start filling in all the details and placements of various objects. As I go along, I start to fill in the hard objects as well.

before_screenshot

Notice the purple tentacle from the video game Maniac Mansion/Day of the Tentacle video game series?

Once digital inking is complete, I export the image to Photoshop where I color everything in. This process is pretty much straight forward using the following steps: Color in the flats, add shadows, add lighting source from the window. Then the final step is simply touching up various areas to finish the look.

 

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And there you have it! Looks messy & colorful. Ha!

I’ll probably add something more to this before the project is complete, but at least you get a sneak look…