October 17th, 2007, 4:43 pm

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Wow, first time I saw this!!
Awesome drawings and explanation!

-J->

October 17th, 2007, 4:51 pm

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Another tip:

My professor used to say, include call-outs even at places where there really doesn't need explanation, because call-outs make you sketch look more intelligent than it is, and it's not like anyone's really going to read them.

To me, everything on the sketch page is a graphic element, like arrows and call-outs. Therefore, I try to be strategic about where I place them to create a good composition flow. Of course, this will also mean you have to plan your sketches so that you leave the right spaces for your call outs.
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October 18th, 2007, 3:12 am

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by call outs do u mean annotations?

October 18th, 2007, 11:25 am

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October 18th, 2007, 1:03 pm

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One of my professors used to say they "add visual texture"... not really sure what that means, but they do seem to focus the non design types on the important parts of an idea sketch.

October 31st, 2007, 10:51 pm

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December 9th, 2007, 12:37 pm

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This is a great marker tutorial, but I am confused as to why this isn't done digitally the whole way through (I'm really new to ID, so please forgive me if the question seems a bit naive). I *love* the look of a piece completed with traditional media, but only on the original canvas.

great tut

August 8th, 2008, 2:05 pm

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Great! There is definitely some pointers I never thought of.
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Really nice work. Super clean. I must say however, I find it difficult to believe this was done in 1 hour. Props anyway and thanks for the tutorial.
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I know this is an old post, Molested Cow, but what color pencil did you use for contrast/shadow in your tutorial? Do you use just a regular black Prismacolor for shading over the green marker, for example, or do you use a darker shade of green pencil for shading? I have tried both methods as I practice marker rendering (which I normally hate, compared to digital rendering) but with the black, my rendering examples appear a bit muddy but maybe that's what's expected, since it's not realism we are after in marker renderings, right?

Thanks much. I love your tutorial!
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