Rough Drawing with Perspective Grids.

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Rough Drawing with Perspective Grids.

I delete the panel grid, and make perspective grids for each panel that requires one. The perspective grids act as useful guides when I'm drawing buildings or machines; they also help to establish the sense of scale that's so important in Leviathan.

I make the grids using Illustrator's Blend Tool; I just make two lines pointing to a vanishing point and Illustrator will create more lines between them at any interval I choose.

Because it's a vector program, Illustrator has something called the Scratch Area, a 6 meter square of usable non-printing space that extends beyond the artwork on all sides. This lets me fix vanishing points out beyond the page boundary in a way that would be impossible in Photoshop or Painter.

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