Poser’s Sketch Designer is generally regarded as ‘an Elder Thing’, a monstrous old beast that’s liable to eat your PC with memory-hogging line-sketching. It’s not, actually, and once you turn background sketching off it can run very quickly. But what better to test my new Poser ‘horror’ Sketch preset on than one of H.P. Lovecraft’s Elder Things!
It runs at 2800px on a standard ready-for-Firefly character and light, but here a flat ‘straight’ colour Preview render has also been colour-layer blended in on top of the Sketch render in Photoshop. The wings were isolated with the aid of Scene Toy 2014 and rendered with a lighter preset (semi-transparency tends toward solid black) and then also composited in Photoshop. The eye-dots were dabbed in with a suitable star brush.
It’s not entirely successful. Because while the detailed line-work looks great at 100%, it turns to shmush n’ mush one you reduce the picture in size. Still, for comic pages made from 100% details and tuned to a 10″ tablet screen, it might work.