Thursday, September 22, 2016

Materials/Tools for Traditional & Digital Art

Materials/Tools for Traditional & Digital Art
Photo Credit: Dm3DRev Studeos

This article is basically about my favourite tools i have used over the years & some i still use. From my experiences in life so far when i started out at the age of 4 as a traditional artist,then as an architectural illustrator & now 2D-3D generalist. If you are an architect,interior designer, graphic designer, computer scientist, art enthusiast or newbie to the world of art this blog post is for you. These materials and tools are listed below with pictures. I hope it proves useful in your artistic journey.

Traditional Materials/Tools

Rotring Mechanical/Clutch Pencils 0.5/2.0 HB thickness & a eraser stub of the same manufacturer
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  This duo are favourite tools of mine for sketching & making quick doodles on paper. Saves time with no need for sharpeners only refills. An eraser comes in handy always so must be in your artistic arsenal.

Rotring Pen & Sakura Micron Pen
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 These pens usually in their set of varying pen nib diameters for different line lengths, thickness & overall appearance. Great tools for giving your depth & boldness in visible inks. Rotring is German brand widely used in the art,architectural & engineering fields. Sakura is a Japanese brand whose pens are excellent for comic illustration & line art available on amazon.

ClipBoard A4 Size
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Clipboards come in both A4 and A3 sizes. Handy, portable & a must have art material to keep up with your doodling ideas.

Coloured Pencils and Pastels
Photo Credit: Dm3DRev Studeos

Coloured pencils and pastels are also great for learning colouring techniques and shading styles. Recommended brands are Staedler, Reeves and Derwent. To get the best of both worlds i recommend Pastel Pencils as well.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Mechanoid - Rapid Concept Art

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Photo Credit: Dm3DRev Studeos

Rapid concept art is an interesting style  i have been wanting to try out for over a year i finally got to round to complete this Mechanoid character design. I hope to get better soon with more practice. Check the tutorial i used for inspiration (click here).These are the visual processes in pictures below.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Tips/Tools for Lettering & Creating Comics

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Photo Credit: Dm3DRev Studeos

Essential Tips Before Embarking on the Creative Journey to Making an Awesome Comic Franchise

If you are to create a successful comic franchise. It's good you have a team of people to work with. So find like minds of your peers to build a comic from scratch.

Essential Team Members

  1.  *Editor/Comic Script Writer(s)  
  2. *Penciller(s) 
  3. *Inking Artist(s)  
  4. *Colourist(s) 
  5. *ComicBook Cover Artist(s)  
  6. *Letterer(s)  
  7. *Graphic Designer(s)  that composes the final print layout.

Very important: It is a good thing if all team members can draw in case of emergency to in fill the gaps.

Tip 2:
Recommended Software Packages: Adobe Illustrator,Photoshop,InDesign & CorelDraw.

Tip 3:
Learn how to draw well to an extent is a must. Graphics Design knowledge & Print Layout Composition is necessary in the final comicbook design

Tip 4:
Research the internet,no one here can really answer you with all the solutions like Google,make it your best "FRIEND".

Some links that can help you.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Scarface Remix - The Digital Version

The Scarface Remix - The Digital Version
Photo Credit: Dm3DRev Studeos

I finally got round to finish the digital version of the Patrick Scarface tutorial using Photoshop & Illustrator. I need did it traditionally check it out here if you missed that article earlier. Here is the breakdown of the stages as i drew, inked and coloured from the initial pencil sketch i scanned.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

HellBoy - #HeadShot - Fan Art

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Photo Credit: Dm3DRev Studeos

HellBoy, Dark Horse Comics(DC Comics) character, i tried out a style of painting realism i have been scared to try out but turned better than i anticipated. Enjoy the visual breakdown of the processes i took to achieve the final render.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Avonome Comic-Book Cover - Digital Fan Art

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Photo Credit: Dm3DRev Studeos

This is a Comic-Book Cover Fan Art i did for an upcoming short story still in the works with my close friends who are die-hard comic fans like i am. It is based on characters based on the awesome Nigerian female SuperHero Avonome created by Stanley "The Stanch" Obende and published by Comic Republic

This project was inspired by an event my buddies;i attended hosted by British Council with Comic Republic's team as facilitators. You can read on the amazing event here at the this hereEnjoy the breakdown of the stages as i drew, inked and coloured using my wacom ituos pen and touch with Photoshop CS6.

A big shout to these amazing people @zastruga7, @oozart and @ufo_south for their encouragement as always. 

Monday, May 16, 2016

Traditional Art Remake of the Scarface Tutorial

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Photo Credit: Dm3DRev Studeos

For old times sake i attempted the Patrick Scarface tutorial via tradition art using paper as my medium, rotring clutch pencils to sketch out, sakura pens for inking and Staedtler coloured pencils for colouring. Had fun do things the old fashioned way for practice.
Enjoy the breakdown of the stages as i drew, inked and coloured.

Friday, April 22, 2016

RED TV is now LIVE!!!

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Introducing RED TV, the fast paced lifestyle channel that puts Africa on the global stage. Proudly associated with the United Bank for Africa, RED TV is here to entertain and inform.
With content that feature the very best in entertainment, fashion, news, design, music, sport, movies and travel.
REDTV collaborates with the most talented visionaries. Creative minds daring to believe in a New Africa, and putting together content that reflects it.
Watch your dreams, your passions, and your loves.
Feel the Heat on Red TV.
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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Chronos Studeos Launches "The Competition 2016"!!!

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Photo Credit: Chronos Studeos

Yes, everyone at Chronos Studeos is very excited to work on this year’s edition of The Competition as we team up with a host of amazing figures to celebrate and promote the talent of the next generation of Architects.
Read on to discover what you need to do to enter The Competition 2016. Who knows, all too soon it could be YOU up on stage receiving our top prize and setting off on a plane with our Co-Founder, Hassan Anifowose to the West Africa Architecture Festival slated for the 2nd half of 2016.
Promo Video Ad for the Event
Video Credit: Chronos Studeos YouTube Channel

Saturday, April 16, 2016

The Might of Guardian Prime - Issue #7

Might of Guardian Prime Teaser
Photo Credit: Comic Republic’s Facebook Likepage

As a big fan of Guardian Prime I had to download my own copy of Issue #7 called Control. Did I mention it is #FREE?!!*winks winks* the storyline is well laid out & interesting with a new adversary from the predecessors of the Guardian Prime’s Legacy. Alusi Eze’ Kalu is the #Spirit of Rage.

Might of Guardian Prime Teaser in the Comic
Photo Credit: Comic Republic’s Facebook Likepage

Comic Variant Art
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