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.
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.
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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.
Here is a second iteration of the alien terminator project. I still have some work to do on it but a lot of ideas are represented here. The look is a blend of insect and crustacean where the mouth is based on a lobster and the eyes are compound insect. One of the changes I tried to make was to come up with mechanical looks with most of the mechanics on the inside since bugs and crustaceans have exoskeletons. All their organs are on the inside with a hard skeleton on the outside so I am trying to have less physical evidence of the mechanics on the outside. I am going to represent the mechanics by bumps in the surface and will be removing the piston I made for the head. I think I will change the neck and maybe the mouth so I can place pistons inside the neck circle. I patterned the new antenna after the cell phone antenna on my car, which is over-wrapped in black plastic. So what do you think?
Well, here is the first rendition of my crazy idea, needs some polishing yet but I think it is a good start. I plan to work on the mandibles and antennas before starting a painting. The round parts on the side of the head will have a soft glow and the eyes will be compound. I pulled several reference images for that. Let me know what you think.