Monday, January 14, 2008

This was supposed to be a "process" thread... but I'm a dope.

Well, the jumper inks are done (there were only twenty or so pages), so now I can get back to Crogan's. Whoo! I was going to do a step-by-step with this page, but I forgot to document the middle steps. After writing and thumbnailing, I do my pre-pencils in blue...

...and tighten them up with a Pilot Hi-Tec C pen (usually 0.3). Then I knock out my sections of black with a Faber-Castell Pitt Brush pen.

I do these small and relatively loose - I want to allow myself spontaneity in the inking stage.

Okay, here's where I forget to document the next bunch of steps, but here's the page finished:

Hopefully sometime soon I'll do this right.

Wrapping up, here are some watercolor sketches I did last night.


Shawn Crystal said...

You are soooooo close with that last one. The watercolor technique is sooooooo nice. You really just need to get some academic studies of anatomy and form going, and BLAM! You'll be monstrous. I'm gong to push you to get it!!! I'm bringin in some book dammit!