Monday, January 31, 2011


So the first Mega Man drawing I did was so bad, I had to do another. I finished this in about 8 hours - starting from yesterday. I missed hanging out with friends last night to work on this, and I woke up at 5am this morning to finish it - turning it in at 10am this morning, right before the deadline. But -- it was definitely worth it. 

The process of creating this piece was fun and innovative. It was a mix between photoshop, and traditional "Tony-Yao-Saturday-High-Triple-Canson" style rendering. While I have about 8 years of experience with the my tried and true "maker/ colored pencil/ pastel" combo, I have only about 1-2 years experience working with Photoshop and painting digitally.  In order to work as effectively as I could - I invented a new style of working:  I would draw a sketch, scan it and tweak proportions in photoshop, print it out - do greyscale in marker, scan it - work on it in photoshop, print and do values in marker and colored pencil, scan and finish it photoshop.  I was surprised how well white colored pencil shows up on printed paper. It was definitely really fun. I personally liked how the piece feels "traditional" and "digital" at the same time. 


  1. Dude! i was just going to ask if this was digital or traditional? i really like how your'e using the capabilities and unique characteristics of both mediums :) the character came out really really cool, like the scaffolding or beams or whatever that spell out his name :)