UPDATE: I finally gathered up the courage to try and do these drawings 100% in photoshop... using the same methods that we're taught with pen and paper. I'm pretty happy with the results! Gives me a bit more confidence with photoshop.
These are done by scanning in a blank sheet of tone paper, then drawing the line drawings on top of it. The last step is to add a bit of color tone and value.
Been watching Blue Planet and Planet Earth , and drawing lots of animals as a result. Will be adding more images as I scan them in:
After several revisions, I feel somewhat satisfied with this painting.
Description from my Deviant Art:
In light of the recent Comic-Con 2012 craze over Legendary Picture's Godzilla teaser... I decided to do a painting of one of my most beloved childhood stories. I grew up with Godzilla and I've been wishing that someone could take it and do it RIGHT, big budget, and everything. I have a lot of faith in Legendary Pictures so I really hope it goes well. This painting took me about 8-10 hours.. working on it about 2 or 3 hours a day for 3 days. It was a lot of fun and I'm definitely still learning, but I really like how it turned out.
For previous renditions, please see the previous Godzilla post.
We visited the Air Museum in Chino (Planes of Fame) and sketched a lot of the classic air planes there. Also needed to do a re-design.
Re-design, I wanted to do an insect-like alien swarm of flying things. They would have the ability to re-purpose human machines like jet turbines and helicopter blades. I came up with the "Recombinant Swarm," consisting of a flying creatures that can attach to and combine with a super carrier creature. All in all, I wasn't too satisfied with the final design, but it was fun anyway:
Initial ideation thumbnails... I really had no idea what I was going to do.
Also, a quick sketch of a Lotus 49 I did for a friend while we were eating at a restaurant: