The 5 DBH 10K finalists will be announced on monday the 13th, and i thought that in the meantime we could share some work process ideas, methods and whatnot.
I know how I usually work on a design and it really interests me to know how others do it. So if you got any footage of your work before it was finished, or you got sketches or just wanna write it down – please share.
I’m starting off this thread with how i made “We did this to ourselves” and “Be on the safe side”:
It’s quite obvious that both came from the same initial idea of how we, as humans, treat our planet. I was toying with this idea in my sketchbook.
then i got to this:
yea, this weird-helpless-chicken-man was my first idea for what would be on the pyramid, I ended up not really liking it so i used a very old sketch by the Flemish baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens.
then i would scan everything and start setting it all up in place and print again to see the size i want the design to be on a shirt.
and add the strings between the fingers.
scan again. and paint with photoshop.
I usually digitally paint my designs using and many textures and photos i collected over time.
here are some photos for “Be on the safe side”
I almost always use transparent papers in the beginning for maximum compatibility between the elements of my design and so i can play with the elements finding the best composition. I find it easier to scan stuff seperately and then fix it the exact way you want it in photoshop.
and about the wacom – i obviously use it – but mainly for accurate coloring rather than actually drawing something.
hope you find this interesting and PLEASE share your process pics too!