This is the electric violin I designed half a year ago for my next graphic novel, Fisheye Placebo. You can see this original design here and Frey playing it here
This particular drawing used a 3D model that I built in Sketchup (the other two were hand drawn) which I then added a few filters and painted over to take away the stiff 3D look. All this is for testing out the techniques I mentioned in this 3D background tutorial
I noticed in some of the tutorial comments that not everyone understood why I choose to use 3D models, and asked if that's "cheating". I want to emphasize that the sole purpose of using 3D is for the sake of speed. Since Fisheye Placebo will be a fully colored panel by panel comic, it would save a lot of time to not have to draw the same background over and over again. The goal is to tell a story in a time efficient manner, not to see who can draw the best background without reference. So unless I'm lying about not using 3D when I actually am, it's not cheating, it's just a faster workflow. Nevertheless, it's still important to learn how to draw without 3D aid. I only started using the techniques mentioned in my tutorial about 1.5 months ago. Everything else before that was hand drawn. If you do not learn the old school way of drawing, you would not have the skill set you need to paint over the 3D models to make them look less stiff. 3D is not an easy way out of learning how to draw, it just speeds up the process for those who work in the comic industry. I hope that clarifies any confusion!
For other artwork I that I have yet to post on dA, check out my facebook or tumblr
You're an amazing artist
She's a good phtographer
So, since you're using these 3D models for, basically, all the major settings... what would be the possibility of you turning these 3D designs into a virtual world for fans to explore? Late, of course, maybe a year or two after the comic is finished.
Or, are any of these designs available in the warehouse for other users to use them in fan-made things/explore them/make them into a virtual world by themselves?
I know Andrew Hussie is making an adventure game based on Homestuck and I just thought that kind of thing would be awesome to make for this other obssestion of mine, Fisheye Placebo.
A PERFECT VIOLIN!!!!!!!!!!
violins are fun to play
I play the violin, and I dream of having and playing a violin with this design! Great work!
I don't think I'd put the bow like that, though. Well, actually, it depends. Do electric violins need rosin? Or is there some other mechanism between the bow hairs and the strings to make the strings vibrate? Because getting rosin all over the fingerboard would kinda suck. >_>