Time to twirl our evil mustache while laughing evilly! As you can see, I have done some more facile shading and added the antennae back in. Funny story, forgot to save after I exported the file to Jpeg with the previous antennae, so I had to do them again. Not too much trouble, but you can see I added their shadow onto the face as well as highlighted them now. There is a little more depth to the features too. I am so beginning to think that I want to come up with a background but it has to be cool. Also, thinking about setting up the print to have side by side versions, one as the alien and the other revealing that it is actually a robot disguised as an alien. Maybe show a city element whole and then post war demolished. What do you guys think?
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.
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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.