Calum Alexander Watt is a freelance storyboarder, concept artist and illustrator working in the entertainment industry. He has concepted for Disney, Framestore, Sega and DC Entertainment. He lives and works in the UK, somewhere near the sea.
Cubes of Mars
Here's an example of my current rendered work. This is a personal piece to show off the technique. Sketchbook Pro was used for the underpainting and tattoos, Photoshop for the matte overlays, and the logo was created in Adobe Illustrator. The tattoos are, of course, a rip-off of Sailor Jerry's work (any similarities are intentional).
Recent 2012 features in the popular UK magazine.
Video (below): Some more on the Imagine FX workshop, heavily edited and at ultra high speed. What it does show is how much I zoom in and out. In, and Out.
For me, zooming-out is the only way to keep a check on things, yet I need to zoom-in for the clarity. Anyway, Photoshop is mainly adjustment layers and gradients and Illustrator for all the logos.
Calum shares some of his tips & tricks through several different examples of his work, including the Cubes of Mars as seen above.
Total Run-time: 38m12s
- 00m36s: Brushes & tips
- 08m14s: Inking & Linework
- 15m26s: Mirror Symmetry
- 20m36s: Cubes of Mars painting
- 28m49s: Photoshop effects & lighting
- 30m20s: Creating tattoo graphics
- 32m10s: Applying tattos in Photoshop
- 33m30s: Building character, the personality
- 35m50s: Alien blade
Download a sample set of Calum's brushes, click Here. Directly import this brush set in the Brush Library. You do not need to unzip the file before importing, so depending on your browser, you may need to right-click to 'download or save-as linked file'.
For more about Calum: www.calumalexanderwatt.com