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Painting and Sculpting Tiki on the iPad and other crazy stuff
Gene S Morgan
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Posted: 2013-05-16 8:49 pm   Permalink

Made a nighttime jungle background.



 
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Gene S Morgan
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Posted: 2013-05-16 8:52 pm   Permalink

Thought the background was too dark. Added some more stars and some lighter detail to the ground. As done as it will ever get I guess.



 
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Gene S Morgan
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Posted: 2013-05-18 8:17 pm   Permalink

I don't often try for realistic images. I guess I remind folks of that quite a bit, but my main goal here is to encourage people to try digital design. Don't be scared by the idea of attempting art. To some that is a scary word. It is just a fancy word, but at least some ability to produce art is in all of us. I think if you are interested in tiki and yearn to make some of your own images, it is possible to start at a simple level level like cartooning and find your own way into the art world. Digital imaging gives you a large toolbox to work from that you can just experiment with and most important, have fun doing it. Slowly learn some simple cartooning techniques and build from there. I have tried to show things a step at a time and how easy it is to start. I start with a cartoon and show a couple of new tools in this next series.

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Gene S Morgan
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Posted: 2013-05-18 8:24 pm   Permalink

I use a free iPad app called Mannequin to experiment with different poses. You can move the arms, legs, and other moveable parts of the figure. In SketchClub I started playing around with this pose.



 
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Gene S Morgan
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Posted: 2013-05-18 8:26 pm   Permalink

I came up with this strange native girl. Is she dancing? Is she jumping. Only time will tell.



 
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Gene S Morgan
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Posted: 2013-05-18 8:28 pm   Permalink

I knew a tiki would be involved.



 
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Gene S Morgan
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Posted: 2013-05-18 8:37 pm   Permalink

Same as before. Folks may wonder why I start with a grey scale image and color it. I think that is one way to better visualize shading and form. And, if you want your base image to be simple shades of one color so you can overlay other colors and shades easily, that is the best way to start.





 
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Gene S Morgan
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Posted: 2013-05-18 8:46 pm   Permalink

I was going for a kinda mean look. Eyes, mouth shape, and brow shape determine the expression. With tikis it isn't too complicated to create faces.




 
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Gene S Morgan
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Posted: 2013-05-18 8:49 pm   Permalink

The smudge tool is my favorite. That is how a cartoon gets shape. The more you smudge the less it looks like a cartoon.





 
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Gene S Morgan
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Posted: 2013-05-19 6:56 pm   Permalink

Just a rough shape with cracks and scratches.



 
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Gene S Morgan
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Posted: 2013-05-19 6:58 pm   Permalink

With digital art you can re-size and move stuff around. My tiki is now textured and put on top of that weird shape.



 
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Gene S Morgan
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Posted: 2013-05-19 7:03 pm   Permalink

Hey, lets bring our girl into the picture.



 
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Gene S Morgan
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Posted: 2013-05-19 7:06 pm   Permalink

Now we got a pile of stones. Just took some shading, highlighting, and outlining.



 
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Gene S Morgan
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Posted: 2013-05-19 7:12 pm   Permalink

Added some background. That strange looking palm tree is actually a stamp brush I made.



 
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Gene S Morgan
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Posted: 2013-05-19 7:15 pm   Permalink

Finished the background. Still don't know what she is doing, but she goes pretty good with the tiki.



 
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