Pencil drawing process
Catch the power : la limousine
- Pencil drawing is the cornerstone of my work. I mostly use colors but still sometimes fall for the occasional standard black pencil. It ranges from very quick sketches that capture feelings, sensations,to highly detailed designs for which I often use templates. Such advanced drawings unfortunately often lose the impact of the sketches they originate from. I use Photoshop to colorize my drawings but only all so slightly so I can push the idea I have in mind a bit forward. It’s fair to say that I spend lots of time sharpening pencils and crumpling sheets of paper.
In the following tutorial, I’m illustrating the very birth of a pencil sketch and its rendering. As usual my wish was to make an extraordinary machine, although I actually had no specific design in mind.I’m fond of letting myself being surprised by the risky path the first lines of a drawing lead me to. Let the games begin. I use both sides of the sheet each time, making perspective corrections, changes of style and to the details tothe final idea. Turning the sheet and doing the drawing on that side as well isa great technic to correct imperfections. This is really useful, especially inthe beginning.
So I designed this spectacular double axle limousine powered by complex engines located in the wheels. I really enjoyed myself going so far into the details of these engines. They are made of glass tubes through which the fluid sometimes causes arcs of electricity, and all sorts of other effects. It would be visually hypnotic and with intimidating sounds as well because of electrical shocks.
- see the other tutorials here : http://www.behance.net/gamiette