Last week I was working on a new set of stickers, and I had a crazy idea – what would Minimates look like if they had real textures? I decided to spend a little time in Photoshop and find out for myself
Author: Luke Porter
In this second part of our Creating a Minimate Comic series, we will be building the interior of a Minimate-sized space ship! If you have read the first issue of ProtoPlanet, you will remember the crew’s ship, which is called the Lamprey. In the second issue, part of the story takes place inside the ship’s corridors. In order to create this environment, I had to make a trip to the hardware store.
I recently released a free comic book called ProtoPlanet: Attack of the Borloth that used Minimate photography as a basis for all of the artwork. I am currently working on the 2nd issue, and this time around I thought I would share more of the process as I went along.
In comics, metal characters and armor has always been given very dramatic visual treatment. If you go back and read Kirby’s original run on Silver Surfer, every page is vibrant and detailed, especially the metallic shine on the Surfer. DST has been adding more and more detail to metal minimate parts over the years, both through sculpting and tampos. In this update, I am going to show you how to make your metal decals have the same look and feel as the official ones, and the comics they were inspired by.
King Shakooth (pictured above) was my entry into the Charitymates 5 customizing event. I wasn’t sure exactly what kind of a character I wanted to make. I knew it had to be a tournament...