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Mechanika, Revised and Updated by Doug Chiang

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NEW DEMO

Painting a Derelict Machine

Crab Walker

A good painting is one that tells a story. Doing so elevates the painting to be more than just an exercise in design. In this demo, I wanted to create an evocative image that invites the viewer to ask questions about what is going to happen next.

Tools

Surface

Premium white 28-lb. (105gsm) color copier paper, 11" × 17" (28cm × 43cm)

Other

Blue line pencil

Computer with Adobe Photoshop

White vinyl eraser

STEP 1: Blue Line Sketch

I begin by sketching a design of the crab walker using the blue line pencil on copier paper.

STEP 2: Color Block In

Scan the sketch and open the file in Photoshop. Create ...

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