I've been getting a lot of requests asking about the process of my work, and since I already have a lineart tutorial for how I do my digital work, I wanted to show the process for my traditional art as well. And who better to draw than the coolest game character in the world? Sam Fisher, of course! I start off extremely sloppy and ugly with my drawings, though.
Tools: Wacom Intuos 4 Medium tablet, Photoshop CS3, a light box, printer paper, and a mechanic pencil.
Step 1: Basic shapes laid out in photoshop, establish the pose. I didn't use a pose reference for this, so the anatomy isn't perfect, just bear with me here.
Step 2: Make a new layer, outline the first layer with a much thinner brush, and start adding some details. Then change the inks red.
Step 3: Print the red inks on paper, put on top of the light box with a clean sheet of paper over it, and trace it with pencil. It's much easier for me to add more details by hand than on the computer.
Still not done yet. I need to clean it up, fine tune some things, and fix some of the problem areas. Then I'll color it on photoshop and show a step by step process of that as well.