Digital Illustration, Character Creation and Concept Art
Digital illustration is an art that helps to tell a story. Characters create a link between the story and the audience. Concept art is the study where these two words are combined bringing about a powerful and captivating personage.
And the applications are many: children’s books, fashion design, mascot creation, game characters, animation, products, etc.
So if you have a digital illustration project to be done, we want to know about it!
Character creation involves working with a range of illustration styles to match the client’s need. This process is usually called Concept Art, the initial stage of an idea. This has the purpose to bring about a visual representation of what has been discussed with the staff involved in the project.
On the side are some examples of digital painting styles. Some illustrations are final products for children’s books, and others concepts for 3D and 2D animation projects.
Software utilised: Photoshop, Manga / Clip studio, Adobe Illustrator and Wacom intuos4 tablet.
Turnaround illustration for 3D modelling
Model sheets are usually employed in the production aspect of the character, having the purpose of maintaining consistency, proportion and volume across all angles in which the character is being drawn.
The turnarround images on the side were created for 3D animation projects and required a flexible and cartoon design, capable of doing extreme poses and facial expressions to push the limits of the 3D rigging system.
Software used: Manga Studio and Photoshop and Wacom intuos4 tablet.
A fully illustrated and interactive iPad book
The Caravan Man, our second iPad book in conjunction with the Children’s book author Barbara Roestenburg is availabe at apple store.
The iBook project involved concept art for characters and environments, art direction, 2D animation and user interface design.
Softwares used: Manga Studio, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Audacity, Wacom intuos4 and iBook author.
Traditional media used: pencil and paper, guache, water colours and coloured pencils for
Author: Barbara Roestenburg
Art and Design: Robson Vieira
Narration: Lynda O’ Reilly
Music: Peter Renzullo from Scudley Records.
Softwares used: Manga Studio, Photoshop, Wacom intuos4.
Traditional Skills applied: sketch and digital paint.
Sketch Book studies
A sketch book is the perfect gymnasium or playground where the artist can practice drawings from life, test and mix medias, explore new styles and just enjoy the moment.
On the side, studies and sketches using: Charcoal, pencil, mechanical pencil, ink, coloured pencil, marker, fine pen and ball pen.