Friday, June 24, 2011

Sopwith Pup Profile

And another profile. This time i've been using the gradient mesh tool - probably the most powerful one in the Adobe Illustrator armoury and a real pain to push around. Using symetrical shapes to mesh the straight blends of the stretched canvas on the wings and fuselage here. The roundels started out as rectangles (so I could get the shades in straight) then a lengthy play with the anchors and points to get them rounded. not finished, yet.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Bren Carrier Update

Moved on a bit more with the Bren Carrier. It's getting there. I added the trooper to give it it's sense of scale. I was looking at the old Airfix box artwork for their 1.72 scale model Carrier and the guy peeping over from the drivers position is tiny compared to the Carrier (a little artistic license going on there I think). Anyway, i've ended up messing around with the artwork as some kind of basic model packaging. I added a filtered parchment over the image and filtered it with color burn to scruff the look up a bit more (less computer generated). Text, well just rekindling my fondness for Akzidenz Grotesk as a header font. Lovely.