Member Offer
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Roughly Speaking: Character Design Sketching Approaches

Discussion in 'Graphic Design Forum:' started by scotty, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member

    If you ever wanted to see the sketch process behind a character vector illustration there is an article over on VectorTutsPlus that shows just that.

    There are a number of vector artists that have given their sketches and the final artwork along with some info about their working practices and the stuff they use before working them up in Illustrator and yours truly is amongst them.

    This is the sketch I worked from when I made the “Monkey King” character and you’ll see it’s pretty rough and rather than having a desk hogging scanner to import the sketch I just use a digital camera hence the quality.

    You can check out the article here.


  2. allyally2k

    allyally2k Senior Member

    Wow that's lurrrrvely! :up:

    I can't believe such loose sketches can turn into beautiful vectors. I would like to see the later stages in more detail!
  3. really fantastic bit of work there scotty.. would make an amazing desktop wallpaper :D
  4. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    Great link...there's some cracking work there. Thanks scotty man.
  5. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

  6. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member

    Thank you:)

    VectorTuts+ I find is a great site for learning and inspiration.

    Funny you should mention the desktop wallpaper as there's a 1920x1200 version and an iPhone version here.

    I stumbled on Chris Abbott's site quite recently and he does great work.
    I specially like his T's.
  7. now thats a funky desktop wallpaper Scotty :D thats going on the exchange server right now :lol:
  8. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member

    Thanks Chris:)
  9. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    REALLY nice artwork scotty. But, where are the dragonballs? :p
  10. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member


    I knew I'd missed something @_@
  11. Kevin

    Kevin Senior Member

    The gradients on the stick seem very out of touch with the rest of the piece. Other than that it looks great :)
  12. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    Picky's brill.
  13. Kevin

    Kevin Senior Member

    I'm just saying :rolleyes:
  14. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    Onartis, there's gradients on the headband, the earrings, the belt buckle, and the hilltops too.
  15. Kevin

    Kevin Senior Member

    Yes, and apart from the headband (and of course the stick), I think all that other stuff looks fine :rolleyes:
  16. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member

    Thanks Onartis.................... I think:)
  17. garage

    garage Junior Member

    WOW Great artwork....
  18. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member

    Thank you:)
  19. Jeg

    Jeg Member

    I like it, have it set as my laptop wallpaper, a nice change for me, as I usually use a minimalistic background. =]

Share This Page