Thursday, September 22, 2011

MGS1 Pee Box

My favorite moment in Metal Gear Solid 1.
Here's a quick little tutorial video, how I do the textures.
It's a web cam, it's the best I could do. I've been kicking around this idea for a while, and of course I spend too much time sketching it out on paper well before I get into actual finished line work.
Such a difficult idea, emoting little puppies, trying to nail the personality, and also I always have fear how large I draw heads.
I'm very insecure how it came out, so I went into photoshop and fixed up the slips, so the chin and nose are more properly aligned.
Not exactly sure how the textures should work. I want there to be a bit of Green, but also the green doesn't quite come off right with the skin makes the characters look sickly.
I always had an idea this is the break down of the scene, and where exactly everything went to. and this was all temporary design of a frame. I normally make frames using water spots, but I enjoy using photoshop's generic brush tool.
It was a fun piece to work on. Reminded me why I love Metal Gear in the first place. In general I usually try hard to find the momentum to push myself to finish a piece, but if you do every single step one by one. You eventually find out you don't need that momentum and the piece finishes itself on it's own. It was great practice to use Youtube and other programs to get myself motivated to finish this piece.

Monday, September 19, 2011

sketching Meryl

a work in progress but these videos help motivate me to finish my work