Monday, January 31, 2011

Pointillism Stegosaurus



I finished this item up a few days ago...I had done some head sketches a while back but didn't really like how they had turned out. A stego head isn't nearly as exciting as some of the other dino heads out there. So the trick was trying to find a way to make a rather boring 'why do it' sketch turn into something that pulled off halfway decent. There are a couple of small things here or there I'm not happy with but I like the redesign much better. Now I have to figure out how the new printer works so I can run some of these on card stock and throw in some color....


4 comments:

Mac McRae said...

that looks nice. stipple is so time consuming. it is a mental neurosis expressed on paper. I had a teacher who did it on cartoon cells so that he could paint beneath the stipple like layers in Photoshop.

steve said...

Love seeing the pre-sketch studies here as well Brian. The top one's a real winner though - just awesome work man!

JON said...

Great work! Really cool stego!

Brine Blank said...

Thanks all...I put it next to an earlier version I did and it is a bit too light...I wanted it to be more subtle but it needs a bit of dark thrown in so that it pops better...I used a bigger size pen when I did the oviraptor and it really jumps...didn't want to go that far but definitely needs some work before I go in and do some watercolor attempts...