Here is a walkthrough of my Extra Mighty Mouse artwork.
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Ruff idea, sketching out all the different directions this could go in. Here you really should make all the mistakes, and get clear at what it is you wish to create
Scanning in, clean up and dividing layers in Photoshop. Settling on final perspective.
Drawing the gearworks. Do this with the circle tools and masks. Focus on the details afterwards.
Take the flat gears and skew them in perspective so that they fit your image. Then take a copy of that layer, darken it a bit and move it behind the first. Move it a couple of pixels backwards with your arrow buttons, until the right 3d look is there. Repeat this process until your satisfied and has a solid 3d look. Explore early color palette
Early shadow and lightning, explore colors, add some textures. Highlights on gears
more detailed shadows and textures, begin details on gear and skeleton.
Working on shadows, highlights, lightning and detail. Added the running man.
Finalising lightning and shadow, some late color reflections
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