PUMPKIN CARVING SKETCH

It’s pumpkin season again! Yay! This year I’v been using Procreate for sketching out some carving ideas…Of course, when sculpting a pumpkin you can’t have an idea that is set in stone from the start as the pumpkin will make you deviate from it. It has it’s own idea of where things should go and that is a good thing. But it’s cool to have an idea nonetheless, and use it as a starting point.

PUMPKIN CARVING SKETCH

It’s pumpkin season again! Yay! This year I’v been using Procreate for sketching out some carving ideas…Of course, when sculpting a pumpkin you can’t have an idea that is set in stone from the start as the pumpkin will make you deviate from it. It has it’s own idea of where things should go and that is a good thing. But it’s cool to have an idea nonetheless, and use it as a starting point.

These are some silicone fish props we made here at Jako Lanterne Studio (jakolanterne.com). The props were intended for a photoshoot and needed to be posable in various positions for each picture. The digital color explorations were painted digitally over a photo of an unpainted silicone cast with the Procreate app. The finished props had fins that were fully posable with 16 wires going all the way to each tip. The body could be posed any way desired via the internal armature.

These are some silicone fish props we made here at Jako Lanterne Studio (jakolanterne.com). The props were intended for a photoshoot and needed to be posable in various positions for each picture. The digital color explorations were painted digitally over a photo of an unpainted silicone cast with the Procreate app. The finished props had fins that were fully posable with 16 wires going all the way to each tip. The body could be posed any way desired via the internal armature.

And here’s the timelapse: I tried to paint zoomed out as long as possible working on the whole character before really getting the likeness right. Only then did I move on to the environment. I didn’t plan anything or do a sketch before hand so I had to figure out stuff as I went along. Not an ideal way to work, but it worked out ok in the end! I really wanted to include some very specific elements of the original Nostromo set like the feeding bird, the helmet, the Weyland-Yutani logo, a door, monitors ( I had fun taking screenshots of actual monitors from the movie) and of course a subtle presence of the alien. It was a challenge composition wise! As usual, go to the Vimeo website for a hi-res version or use the vimeo app. :)