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Doodmann Doodles and Maybe Makes Stuff?

DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
edited February 24 in Artist's Corner
I'm going to make this OP into kind of a portfolio thing, but I wanted a thread for questions on my doodles and WIPS.

I'm a Graphic Designer so I would love to talk to people on here about the nuts and bolts of the industry. Lately I've been doing a lot of clothing industry color correction and I've started using just a curves layer over a mid-tone selection mask; it not the norm in my experience and I wonder why since it keeps more detail in tact. My day job is a lot of stuff that it technically interesting but boring to show, since ideally no one knows I did it.

Mostly would like to do more physical illustration/art, but it's definitely not my strong suite.

Here is something I recently finished (a rarity!)

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  • DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    edited February 24
    I've been putting this together recently and I'm ready to ink but I'm not sure how I should shade it. I would like to do a Mike Migonla kind of thing but that might be too extreme, especially on the cartoon characters.

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  • tapeslingertapeslinger Space Unicorn Slush Ranger Social Justice Rebel ScumRegistered User regular
    Well, one of the things about Mignola, style wise, is that he achieves visual intricacies through relatively simple forms and by using really good balance of shadows, which I think is definitely possible with the composition you have so far!

  • DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    I couldn't muster the gumption to start inking that thing so started on one of the other projects I've been putting off.

    It's been a while since I did anything with oil pastels but it was fun to jump back in!

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  • DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    edited March 3
    I started inking...and immediately fucked up the hat so now I have to actually think about how to shade/light the whole thing while also keeping the main wall light so I can write on it.

    I like the idea of going Magnola on it still, I might mess with it digitally for ideas first.

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    *updated with some digital ink to try it out*

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    Continued to mess with the inking, I'm starting to get into a linocut kind of look that might work.

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    Small progress. I wish I had more time...stupid full time job.

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  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod
    Working on it digitally first is probably a solid idea.

    Id be really curious to see what you do for work. Honestly our lack of designers is self perpetuating. No one posts that kind of stuff, so no one talks about it.

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  • DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    edited March 1
    Iruka wrote: »
    Working on it digitally first is probably a solid idea.

    I'd be really curious to see what you do for work. Honestly our lack of designers is self perpetuating. No one posts that kind of stuff, so no one talks about it.

    I work in house for a uniform manufacturer so it's a combination of not being able to show anything I work on until its like 3-4 months old so I already have moved on/hate it, and being boring to begin with because of the industry. Let me look through some of my stuff and I'll see what I can show off.

    In the meantime here is some recent branding identity stuff I've done on the side.

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  • DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    Back at it, adding more detailing to his cloak, arm and the wall.

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    Should I just keep all of the updates to this on one post or separate them out every once in a while?

  • mateosjammateosjam Mateo Registered User regular
    It's really original. I like your drawing style. :)

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  • DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    More updates on this thing, I haven't had time lately and now my hand cramped up super fast.

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  • mateosjammateosjam Mateo Registered User regular
    Take your time, just the result is important. You have a great talent. :D

  • DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    edited April 3
    I made a youtube banner for BeNarwahl, since he just shared it in [chat] I figured its ok to post here. Hopefully he starts making videos!

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  • DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    edited May 5
    Doing some detailed work...I'm so slow at this stuff.

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  • bowenbowen PEPSI IS THE BEST SODA ayyyyyyyRegistered User regular
    edited May 4
    Doodmann wrote: »
    Doing some detailed work...I'm so slow at this stuff.
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  • DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    Whoops thanks, I keep forgetting embedding isn't working.

  • DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    edited May 14
    Graphic Design dump from torchlight articles, they're letting me go buck wild creatively.

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  • bowenbowen PEPSI IS THE BEST SODA ayyyyyyyRegistered User regular
    I like those doodmann

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  • SeveredHeadSeveredHead Registered User regular
    that US map is kind hard to read on, maybe fading it out, or making the text bolder?

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  • algeyaalgeya Registered User regular
    Doodmann wrote: »
    More updates on this thing, I haven't had time lately and now my hand cramped up super fast.

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    I like the final product I wish my sketches would look like that

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  • DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    More small progress:

  • DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    I made a patch this morning.

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  • BlindPsychicBlindPsychic Registered User regular
    I'm digging the patch but I feel like the kerning is a little wonky, with custom typefaces their kerning tables usually aren't very good. The S-A looks super far, A and N and R and L are too tight. Also save as gif or png to avoid the jpg distortion (although I'm not sure if its the forum compressing it further)


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  • DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    Good call on the kerning, I hadn't got to that yet I was just putting up the concept. I need to go back an make the clouds look more like clouds than fog. Thanks for the suggestion!

  • DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    Not art but art adjacent, I'm very excited.

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  • bowenbowen PEPSI IS THE BEST SODA ayyyyyyyRegistered User regular
    is this one in working order?

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  • DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    bowen wrote: »
    is this one in working order?

    Yes, its a manual so much simpler, and honestly more what I was looking for than something I would have to "maintain"

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