Real important question. Do you know of any websites, or video tutorials on youtube that'll help teach how to draw tactically correct figures like this in comic book style? I'm just already assuming a lot of the channels would only teach how to draw them in non-tactical/unrealistic Rambo stance type stuff when portraying military-esque stuff in their art work.
Hey man, i'll try to answer your question as best as I can, and what I think is more important: getting the figure anatomically correct. Tactically correct is simply a matter of doing research on your part on what you would like your character to be kitted out in, weapons, helmet, vest, etc. I get annoyed when I see extremely talented artists, get lazy when it comes to drawing a rifle and butcher in some weird M-16/ak-47 hybrid-frankenstein gun as with the internet today, drawing any particular weapon is not an issue with the TONS of reference material out there.
So my advice would be firstly, to get your character anatomically correct. Second, go search up loads of visual references of today's combat troops: Snipers, commando units, riflemen, support gunners, grenadiers, etc. Observe what the common poses are, hand positions, how the weapons are held at rest/fire/ready etc, what kind of gear can be mixed and matched (A ghillie suit and a FAST helmet clearly wouldnt!).
Hope this helps with your question, but feel free to ask if you have any others. Cheers.
The thing I hate most is that I can only find instructional videos on how to draw people in that Rambo type pose as opposed to alert-to-the-dirt or when they teach how to draw someone firing from the hip.
Hey dude… take some photos of a buddy in the correct tactical positions...then you can have them exactly the way you want… You can also video him/her doing individual movement and then pause the video or take stills to use as models for action scenes… i.e. buddy rushing or throwing a grenade. Do some with PT gear on and some with full gear (or close to it) to see how the fabric folds… cheers
I really dig Multicam over ACU anyday. ACU (digital pixelated cammo pattern) really stick out like a sore thumb on undergrowth vegetation & rocky terrain variety of today theater of war. Beside it's really nice to look at, compare to dull greyish ACU. Interestingly i first saw Crye product in Rainbow Six Future Warrior design sheet years ago, it's like a precursor of what is today military standard. Nice military artwork BTW.
I really can't get over how detailed this is. I meant to ask last time I commented but is this photo reffed? Also is the Multicam painted or did you sample some actual Multicam? Either way this really is sicck as all hell.
Hey man, i explained the rough process of using a texture in photoshop above to another person, u can check it out. Its useful for camo or patterns, since painting it by hand is impractical. Glad you liked it, cheers!
MAN that's freakin awesome! I like the attention to detail and the fact that you draw real-life equipment and weapons. M14-EBR and M9 holster look so badass! What is your process though? Do you get a picture of multicam and use a layer on top of it to draw the outline, and go in with burn/dodge tools to adjust the shading? That's what I'm guessing, but anyway Awesome work!
Hey, u get a high res pic of whatever camo pattern you want to use, then you rotate the pattern to align to whatever limb or bodypart, this makes it more realistic rather than just one single texture for the whole body.
Then after erasing away the excess, you either dodge/burn or paint on a overlay brush to darken/ lighten the folds. Simple enough...? Hope this answers your question. Cheers!