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2D Experimenting with 3D Footage

2D Experimenting with 3D Footage

I experiment with live action or CGI footage by tracing over them on Illustrator turning them into 2D cartoon like artwork. When working on this picture I discovered that compared to the hand drawn schematics and the live action counterpart, the schematics show more detail and colour than the live one does. So I followed the details based on the schematics while using a photograph model as my guide for the larger shapes and then put a space like background behind it to see how it looked and the results were rubbish, the colours on the ship were too bright and didn’t blend in with the background so I changed all the colours to a more darker theme making it a little close to its live action counterpart and mixing it with a cartoon/animation style.

these pictures also look better in their larger size 3566 pixels