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Mechanika, Revised and Updated by Doug Chiang

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Designing and Painting a Scene

Robota One

Designing while painting is one of the wonderful advantages of using digital techniques. You need only a vague idea to begin. The painting quickly takes on a life of its own during the process and the end result can be quite different from the original inspiration. These are my favorite kinds of paintings.

Tools

Surface

Post-it Note pad, 3" × 3" (8cm × 8cm)

Other

8-inch (20cm) 45°/90° plastic triangle with inking edge

Blue line pencil

Computer with Adobe Photoshop

White vinyl eraser

STEP 1: Thumbnail Sketch

Sketch loosely on a blue Post-it Note. Work out the composition of three giant robots ...

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