A couple studies from a new music video project.
I recently caught up with artist and educator Adam Osgood. We discussed his current work, where he finds inspiration, procrastination and messy workspaces.
Check out this interview I did with the Outer Artist!
Q:Do you sketch by hand, color by hand, then scan and modify? Or is it all done on photoshop?
This is a great question! It really depends on what style I’m going for, how much concept work is involved, and where I am when I make something.
For the images that are line-based I will typically draw out the complicated designs by hand first and then I’ll do all the pencils and inks traditionally and scan it. It’s a lot easier for me to get good scale-relationships between my objects when I’m working on paper. I think it’s because I’m forced to see the whole image at once. I’m almost always much happier with the quality of my traditionally drawn images.
That said, I’ve been doing more and more pieces 100% digitally in photoshop (including all of the sketches). This is something I’m practicing, because with the animation and motion work I’ve been doing there simply isn’t time for the scanning/cleanup process. Additionally, because I spend a lot of my time in the computer labs at CCAD where I teach, it’s easy for me to whip up a digital sketch when I’ve got 20 minutes to spare.
Here’s two samples that show my workflow: