Hopefully this will be my last off topic dinosaur and I’ll get back to cute ones, but I also want to do some Star Wars ones too now… Too easily distracted. Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas this year and a happy holidays!
Doodled in Krita on my Surface Pro 3.
Inktober – Dan Hipp
Day five of Inktober is inspired by the incredible Dan Hipp! I’ve actually done quite a few drawings over the years and I’m a big fan.
He recently did a few recreations of famous Marvel comic covers, which are amazing and I hope he continues.
Quick on the heels of talking about not drawing characters on a blank white field… maybe I’ll add a background later. This started out as a scribbled meeting doodle that I decided to clean up in the computer and color. Avengers: Endgame is amazing if you haven’t seen it yet. We just went for the second time this weekend and it was still fantastic! Here’s a look at the various stages of this drawing: scribble, digital sketch, lines, and colored.
captain hammer stages
Doodles in Krita on my Surface Pro 3.
Glass Shield Finished
I finished my second stained glass class a few weeks ago, but it’s been too hectic to post the results. Overall, I like how my little Captain America Shield came out (though the outer edge still needs a little work to be consistently smooth). I like being able to do both the lead came and the copper foil method, as they each have applications where they are better suited.
Shield front-side soldered
back-side ready to solder
copper foil window
I enjoyed the last stained glass class I took so much, I decided to take the next one which teaches the copper foil technique instead of lead came. We are making small fans that can be put infront of a nightlight, but I didn’t like any of the patterns that were offered so I figured out my own. It was between Captain America’s shield or Captain Marvel’s crest. I told the teacher that I was cheating in the last class because almost all my cuts were straight lines, so I am paying my penance this time. This first image was from cutting during the first night and the one below was the aftermath. (I normally try to produce much less waste, but it was important that the grain of the glass all radiates from the center, so I had to lose a little bit more.)
copper foil aftermath
The last two images are from the foiling process, which I did mostly at home. Next step is to spot solder the joints and then solder over all the copper tape.
Windows 10 has a pretty nice screen capture capability built into the X-Box app, so I decided to record a doodle. I’m still trying to get used to the thing. I’m not used to having my hand in the way of my screen. I’m also going to have to switch some of the software I’ve been using. I could only get pressure sensitivity to work in 32-bit Krita and not at all in MyPaint, which I’m much more comfortable drawing with. Time to learn new tricks I suppose.
I decided to render a quick step-by-step process video for my Cap’n-A doodle. (The movie was great!) Most of the drawing was in MyPaint (some corrections in Krita) and textures in The GIMP.
2. Subdue the sketch
3. Lines (front foot was junk)
4. New foot
5. Extra line weight and fills
6. Ground Shadow
7. Gray-tone colors
8. Add background texture
9. Layout shadows on figure
10. Color multiply the shadows
11. Add texture to figure
Pepper’s Funk by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
I’m really hoping i get a chance to see “Civil War” this weekend. So I doodled a little captain.
capn a sketch
Inktober Day 18. Tonight the family rented “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and I thought I’d doodle Cap’s new uniform. Which can be difficult as he’s not often standing still during an action movie.
Today in church I decided to doodle Captain America, since the new Avenger’s movie came out this weekend. Can’t wait to see it.