Once again, I seem to have been letting things go for a long time before getting back to making art. It has been a busy past 7 months or so. Work, kids, new house, etc. You know how it goes.
This post is one I make in an effort to rekindle my passion to make art, to create, and to keep improving. I am sure some of you will look and say this or that, but I am pleased as I am happy I even have something to share at this point. So may wish to and so many keep letting things get int the ways. I did. This is my effort to not have that happen. Hopefully, this will help others get inspired to wake up and just start making.
Above you see a finished, colored piece. As the title of this post conveys, I still had more of my initial fan art sketches from when Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade came out. As I was always a Chaos boy, I created several variations of Chaos themed weapons. This was one of the rougher sketches - one of my favorite weapons - the heavy bolter, of the Chaos persuasion.
As I have done before, I was oping to share the different stages I have used to create this particular chaos heavy bolter. Below, I will have shared the black and white line sketch, then the grayscale shaded version, and the final colored piece. What was different with this approach from the others is that typically I was scanning the outline drawing done by hand and then printing it again to shade in with pencil. Once scanned again I then used a Multiply filter in Photoshop to paint over with color. This time, I used digital methods the whole time after the initial sketch.
I also used a slightly different set of brushes and colors and a varied approach to layer organization and filters. I still used Multiply to add color. However, I did three layer to add the shade, gray, dark, and light.
Hope you enjoy! See the bottom for the write up on this weapon's history.
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