Anatomy of Freehand

Ok, I started on the other side shield… Freehand details are sometimes difficult to balance. I decided to get some in progress shots. It’s not complete but it gives a basic outline of how I go about doing it.

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I started with an image from some old GW Eldar sketches… Void Dragons has always been something I wanted to try. I think it’s a pretty cool – and unexplored corsair group.

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Next, I start out by getting an idea of the size I have to work with. So a sketch of the shield shape helps to start.

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I then use something straight to mark out the center line. A post-it or a piece of tape will do.

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Then I mark out some guidelines … Center line, and points of interest when trying to balance things out.

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I then do my best to sketch the image using the reference drawing and the guide lines.

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Finally, I thin down some paint and start tracing things out. I will follow up with some background color to tighten things up… These fine-tuning stages can take several stages to get things to what I a looking for.

-d

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