Don’t think I have forgotten about the art enthusiasts of my blog and my Patreon page. Here is an updated image of the termanicz painting. As you can see, I decided to extend the body a bit to give more shape and add some limbs. Also, a lot more coloring has been done including work on the right eye to start bringing out the complex eye effect and overall shape. View the picture enlarged to see the difference between the basic paint job on the left and the more detailed work on the right.
Here is where I am so far in the painting. I changed the background color to match the reference image to help get the shading better because against white it just wasn’t working. This is the reference:
“Here are the coloring pages I promised you. Unfortunately I was unable to save them as just the drawing on a transparent background. You will have to follow the steps I detailed in my Cheetah tutorial for removing the white background or print them out and physically color them.
I had exported the Gimp 2.8 file to Jpeg from one I made with a transparent background but when I opened up the file, it was white. Removing the white in Gimp is not that hard and should be similar in other programs. As I mentioned in the Cheetah tutorial, I don’t actually color or paint on the drawing so that I always have a reference to compare to. I create a transparent layer either above or below the drawing layer to paint on.
If anyone wants to share their colored version, either leave a comment with the image or comment to me and we will arrange to get it placed. Enjoy.
Also, as an experiment, after 30 days this will become open to all, but please consider supporting me so that I can continue sharing content with you.”
I think this week’s reward will be cleaned up Jpeg versions on transparent backgrounds of all the Termanicz drawings I have done. That way my Patrons can use them in the graphic program they use as basically coloring book pages. I will post any colored versions that people want me to.
Here is an update to the Termanicz project showing the work I have done on the mandibles and the antennae without the covering line drawing. Interesting fact, what I took for scratch lines on the mandibles are actually hairs. I am so looking forward to finishing the neck area so that I can go back and add the hairs the hang between the mandibles. For only $3 dollars a month or $36 a year, you can get digital copies of the finished project along with other paintings current and future at My Patreon Page. In addition, each month you will also receive one of my short stories. Basically, a lot of great science fiction and fantasy content for a small yearly cost. Please help me bring my particular brand of creativity to a larger audience.
Well, I am just so getting into the alien design that I had to start working on it. Here is the under painting I have done so far. I think there will be two versions of this, one as the alien and another as the damaged terminator version.
Getting very close to a final version. I decided that I should draw and paint the alien first then go back and break parts off to reveal the exoskeleton. The biggest aspect I wanted to achieve here was a much more intricate bug exterior. I also made some attempt at a splotchy exterior color scheme. Which one do you like better?