Gears of War 3

So I haven’t been updating lately do too time being a rare jem(like jem and the holograms). But I found some time do some real 2d digital art over at Deviant Art, who is holding a Gears of War 3 art Contest. Ready for some behind the scenes? Lets get cracking.

I started this about 2 weeks ago, excited and joyful. Sorta. I love GOW, big fan, so I wanted to do something special.

I took about 3-4 days of planning, sketching and re-sketching the  composition. Editing and re-imaging what the elements are going to be to create. Fun stuff, especially at 2am.

Sketchbook Pro was used to sketching out the rough from a sketch I did on paper. The line work took the most time, painting in Photoshop took 30 hours. Iteration was a constant visitor, ideas kept coming in, so I had go back and sketch stuff in SBP, and begin painting in PS.

Composition had to fit the given dimensions, so again iterations on element placement. All and all, this was the first time, in a long time, I had fun illustrating. Reminded of the good ole days, of Comics and adventure.

 

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