Monday, July 29, 2013

Hercules vs Minotaur (How was it created)

Rough sketch 
(I stopped using paper and pencil years ago. This is created digitally, using a Wacom Tablet.) 

Tight Sketch
(After creating a rough sketch of the image. 
I'd re-sketch over it, and end up with a cleaner image to work with.)  

(Re-draw again with black lines, so the artwork starts to come to life.
This is a very important process in comic/manga and cartoon creation.)

Flat Colors
(Filling in the appropriate colors for each different parts of the image.)

(I use cel-shade technique to color most of my artworks.
No, you don't need to go to art-school to learn this stuff.
Athough I did took a few sketch classes very... long time ago, but was mostly self taught.)

Finally, Background Highlights and Hair. 

And Sometimes I like to add an alternative version.

Actually, drawing is very easy, anyone can do it. 
But it's time consuming.
Creating an artwork like this, takes hours.


  1. I'd like to think that Herc and the minotaur know each other on a more friendly basis, like wrestling partners. And at the end of the day, after they've both had their workout, they would sit together, have some wine, and relax for a while.

    It's probably not like that at all, though. I just have a thing for minotaurs, and think of them in a better light.

    Thank you for sharing how you created the picture.

    1. Anything is possible in the fantasy world^_^
      I believe everyone will have different ideas and thoughts while looking at the same picture.