GE Sketch/Illustrations

Postby rkuchinsky » February 26th, 2013, 7:27 pm

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Just finished these sketch illustrations of existing products to be implemented as full scale (8' high or so) in hallway/lobby of the GE Research Center (GRC) in Albany, NYC.

One more still to do, but so far client and I are very happy with the results.

Welcome any comments, questions.

Sketches were done over a photo in SBP, on a Wacom Intuous tablet, with some added PS magic after. Each sketch took approx. 4-6 hours.

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Re: GE Sketch/Illustrations

Postby scrotum » February 26th, 2013, 7:34 pm

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Very cool. What's the pixel size of the 8-foot files?

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Postby rkuchinsky » February 26th, 2013, 7:38 pm

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6400x6400px. Would have been larger ideally but largest sbp allows as a canvas and stitching together multiple pics would be a big hassle.



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Re: GE Sketch/Illustrations

Postby NURB » February 26th, 2013, 9:30 pm

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Those are gorgeous drawings, Richard. How will they be presented? Large panels?
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Re: GE Sketch/Illustrations

Postby rkuchinsky » February 26th, 2013, 9:42 pm

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Thanks. From what I know, they will be reversed to negative and set as white sketches on a grey wall. I'm expecting some renders of the concept soon and hopefully photos of the final install and will post when I get them.

From what I know they are supposed to go alongside of original patent drawings and sketches from Thomas Edison (original founder of GE) which is pretty cool!

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Re: GE Sketch/Illustrations

Postby GEBS » February 26th, 2013, 11:05 pm

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Very cool! I especially like the the second drawing of the entire jet engine/turbine (?). The line work that makes up the engine's guts looks all that more intricate contrasting with that bold black cylinder.

What kind of computer are you using? I think mine would explode if I tried to do something that big?

Also, those splashy ink marks are cool, what were your thoughts behind that?

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Postby yo » February 27th, 2013, 1:09 am

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cool project!

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Very nice.

Re: GE Sketch/Illustrations

Postby wallflower » February 27th, 2013, 5:13 am

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Sweet Digi sketches R! - What a great little gig.
Perhaps the sketches with the dramatic perspective could be made even more dramatic if the foreground values were made just that little bit darker - in order to lead your eye into the picture a bit more. (just a suggestion btw -feel free to ignore!)
EDIT : Then again, if the drawings are going to be inverted maybe my suggestion is not so relevant...
2nd EDIT : just inverted 'em to see and they were looking good with the slight value change i thought.
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Re: GE Sketch/Illustrations

Postby rkuchinsky » February 27th, 2013, 10:22 am

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I'm just on a new iMac, file size is not too bad, each SBP layered TIFF about 50-90Mb.

Here's a look at the application.

Also, before starting the project, I did a quick test to see if I could pull off the style they were looking for. Original Art Direction was ID Sketch X Da Vinci.

The splashy ink thing is something of a personal trademark. I've been doing it since I saw it in some marker rendering book I had back in school 12+ years ago, and carried it through to my digital workflow. I have a bunch of real ink splotches I made scanned, and ready to pull into PS to use on digital sketches. I find just adds a looseness to a sketch and also helps make a "background" without creating a big block of shading.

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Postby chevisw » February 27th, 2013, 12:31 pm


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Simply beautiful!

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Postby NURB » February 27th, 2013, 12:34 pm

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That coffee stain/DaVinci style option is too cool.
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Re: GE Sketch/Illustrations

Postby rkuchinsky » February 27th, 2013, 1:31 pm

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Thanks for all the love. It was a fun project.

Last image should be done tomorrow and will post when complete. It's a super detailed gas turbine of some sort with a lot of fan blades that is pretty tricky.

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The light tonal invert on the wall is really nice!

Re: GE Sketch/Illustrations

Postby rkuchinsky » February 27th, 2013, 8:18 pm

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Here's the last one, still needs a bit of tweaking.

Also, the grey invert, they actually didn't do correct in the renders. They should have done as "overlay" in PS, but I think they just adjusted the levels so lost some contrast. Here's more how it should be.

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