Here’s the first in a series of posts called Things From Evan’s Sketchbook. It’s not a physical sketchbook but rather just art I’ve doodled on my wacom. This one I call The Were-panda though I suppose it could be any panda themed exploitation title. Mild mannered reporter by day, international detective by night, murderous panda by even later night, who can stop… the Were-panda!
Be scared, Be afraid, Beware of the Were-Panda!
Source material for this was an image from google when I seached “Panda + Attack” and the other is classic Emma Peel from the old Avergers show who, I must admit, I still find quite fetching. Not the actress though. She’s a bit old. But in the timelessness of television Emma Peel is still way hot.
The process to make this image is as follows for anyone wanting to try at home.
- Gather source files onto the art-board and keep them on separate layers
- Rough over those on more separate layers with the new Blob Brush tool to quickly find your positive and negative space
- Use the pen tool and path selector to knock out unneeded points in the blob brush and fine tune the edges
- Assign thick strokes to larger outer shapes and smaller strokes to inner more detailed shapes
- Add a final layer of text and framing for retro fun times
- Export as .png and share with the world unless you feel shame or shyness. In that case hide it on your computer in a folder marked homemade porn or some other innocuous title and hope no one exposes your deep dark secrets. Also consider keeping a diary where you write about boys you like but never say more than two coherent syllables to, that seems healthy as well.
That’s pretty much how I make everything but sometimes I scan in sketches or photos I’ve taken of my subjects. More to follow unless I become employed or get a PS3. Both are good options I feel.