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Mechanika, Revised and Updated by Doug Chiang

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Painting a Dramatic Confrontation

Standoff

Bringing together a nineteenth-century tall ship with a high-tech robot instantly creates drama and story, and makes for a unique painting. This is one of my favorite juxtapositions of imagery.

Tools

Surface

Post-it Note pad, 3" × 3" (8cm × 8cm)

Other

Blue line pencil

Computer with Adobe Photoshop

STEP 1: Thumbnail Sketch

Roughly sketch a crablike robot on a Post-it Note and scan it into the computer.

STEP 2: Rough Color Blocking

Open the scanned sketch in Photoshop. On a new layer, use the Pencil tool ...

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