Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Google SketchUp fun

Spent a couple ofhours building a model in Google SketchUp. I haven't used it for a couple of years and had forgotten what a useful little tool it is!

I'm pretty awful at drawing machinery, vehicles and buildings freehand, so I find models and reference material extremely helpful. And because the comic I'm currently working on features a little robotic drone as one of the main characters, I decided I'd need a good way of remembering how he all fits together... hence SketchUp!

When I'm drawing the comic I'll essentially rotate the model into the position I need and then use that image as a starting point for drawing the drone.

With this particular comic I'm experimenting with some new styles, so may get a (real life!) model to pose for my human character as well. It keeps things interesting anyway!

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