I’ve always wanted to paint tributes to my favorite childhood cartoon characters and I chose Unicron to be the first in the series. I wanted to do something pretty high res because I wanted to print the series and hang them in my workspace.
In this tutorial I will demonstrate how I used both 2D and 3D tools for production. Since this wasn’t for a client there wasn’t a deadline and so I could afford to experiment. I wanted to show how big and powerful this character was by placing the viewer low to the ground looking up at him. I started blocking him out with just a plain square brush and then I started to find detail within the shapes (Fig.01).