tim von rueden

CGC Concept  Twitch Stream - Pencil Hardness!

Artist: Tim Von Rueden (vonn)

Stream starts at 2PM CST HERE!

On Monday I created a tutorial time-lapse for an upcoming exercise on using pencils, each with a different hardness. There is a huge difference between the H and B pencils so while it was a fun experiment working between them I thought it would be a great stream to show the process. Because I believe it’s important to understand the difference between each. So this week became a traditional stream as I will draw using all three and then doing a pokémon to celebrate the contest going on now HERE.

Stream question of the day: What pokemon do you want to see me paint live as part of this demo?

(Last week we did Psyduck and the week before we did Magikarp and so this week we’re doing another to celebrate our #Pokecontest going on now!)

After being asked by Kent to sculpt a creature concept, went ahead and recorded the process, with no real tutorial in mind but led to the idea of doing a tutorial on coloring technique done with a greyscale technique. 

Many artists work this way and build up their values before adding color! It’s a great way to focus on lighting without worrying about color balance, harmony, saturation, etc.

Look forward to that happy accident sometime after the Cecelia course =]

Hey everyone, Just finished recording this upcoming tutorial that focuses on two subject matters:

1. How to work from a sketch that wasn’t scanned in properly and how to incorporate the texture quality into the piece. 
2. Working using ONLY the soft edge brush. Yep, that means for EVERYTHING. It’s important to understand that you don’t need fancy brushes or overlaid textures to end up with work you can be proud of!

This tutorial will be released next week on the site! If you are interested, but aren’t a citizen member, you can sign up HERE: cgcookie.com/membership/