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Sunday, April 23, 2006

Illustration Friday - "Robot"

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Here's the latest for Illustration Friday. The prompt was "robot."

Oddly enough, Renae and I were just talking about this concept earlier today. Those automated lines that sound like real people and you have to talk to them instead of just pushing buttons. Very strange.

So, this was the first thing that popped into my head when I first saw this week's prompt. And a quick photoshop paint sketch is what followed. Fun working in this style (or what this style would be if I spent more time on it).

I will be gone for a week or so starting Monday. I'm flying out to Oregon to help Renae move back here to Kansas. Excited am I! ;o) Should be back around the 1st of May, but I'll be busy, so it might be a little while before I get back to bloggin'.

Anyway, I'll see ya when I see ya. Thanks for stoppin' by to check this out!

~Ray

Wild Isle! : step-by-step!

Here's a piece I just finished for the game Wild Isle (nothing on their site yet).

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All Photoshop 7 and an Intuos II Wacom tablet.

Here are the steps:

Sketch
First Pencils
Second Pencils after getting some great critiques from Renae De Liz
Inks in progress
Close on Tiger
Close on Mad Scientist
Inks in progress 2
Close on Elephant
Inks in progress 3
Close on Bear
Final Inks
Flat Colors
Colors in progress
Colors in progress 2
Colors in progress 3

Let me know what you think and thanks for stoppin' by!

~Ray

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Illustration Friday - "Spotted"

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Hey, all!! It's been a while since I last blogged. I've been hard at work. Finished up the Wizard of Oz sketch cards yesterday and sent them in.

Gotta color another 12 pages in the next 7 days before flying out to Oregon to move Renae here to Salina, KS. YAY!! Happy, happy! ;o)

Anywho, this piece to the left is for the latest Illustration Friday exercise. The prompt was "Spotted" and for some reason, this goofy little guy (who ... of course ... looks like chubby little ol' me) popped into my head. I was really burnt on coloring, so I decided to take the rest of the night (it was 3am here, I've been going to bed around 5 or 6am) to work on this and relax. I'm happy with 'im. ;o) All Photoshop 7 and Wacom tablet. Feels good after doing so many cards with pencil and marker.

Alrighty. Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate the feedback in advance. ;o)

~Ray

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Sketches Galore!

Hey, all!

Been trying to sketch a little every day after meeting my Wizard of Oz card quota and keep up with the scanning.

You can see the whole sketchbook so far at this link: Ray Dillon's 2006 Sketchbook

Here are some of the sketches so far. Drawing some characters I've never drawn before and goofing around:

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Thanks fer lookin'!

~Ray