“… got something prepared.”

Posted: 24th September 2008 by Chuck Flysh in Art Dump, Murphy's Law

*gets pushed in front of camera*

What? What?! How long? But I hardly even did anyth-… oh, hello dear viewers. Today on “Cooking Up Graphically Challenging Constructs With Tim” we will have a look at what fussy work it is to digitise your drawings with a vector graphics tool.

Actually, it wasn’t all that bad. So here it is. Shiny, tasty and still scaldingly hot: Episode 4 of Murphy’s Law.

Murphy's Law, page 4

In some aspects, it was quite easy getting my sketches into Illustrator. The faces, for one, were quickly done. Other things like the hands were not. Oh, those hands. It’s hauntingly difficult to draw them as it is, but only using paths and anchors, it’s pretty close to hell. Still, after I did the first two panels, I only had to reposition some of the characters’ joints to make them look alive and not just copy-pasted. To add some more dynamics to their actions, I also added a little entropic white backdrop to the characters.

Anyhoo, I think it turned out quite well. Didn’t care much for shading, though. Will have a look at this tediousity on the next few episodes. Well, maybe after I cranked out a few more like this. Gotta learn how to crawl before you can levitate.

PS: Gotta love the pattern on Chief Randolf’s shirt. <3

  1. Rince says:

    Nice one, i personally suck big-time with illustrator, never got the hang of it, even to i use it quite frequently at work…

  2. tur says:

    Nice work! I抣l have to do a cross post on this one ;)

  3. al-Qasr says:

    Thanks for making this available!

  4. DM says:

    Update this more!!!