Oct 29, 2010

Changing a Painting Step

Working on an illustration for a possible book, and thought I'd change up how I apply the drawing.

Of course I start with a sketch from my sketchbook and scan it in.

Resize to what I need and up the levels in photoshop so that I can see my lines clearly.
Print it off, place under watercolor paper on light board.

The change is this, instead of using my graphite pencil...which I tend to be VERY neat with, I decided to use a colored pencil. I have come to love the texture of colored pencils so much, that I've even started to just sketch in them.

I don't know exactly how this will effect the painting process, or the paint in general, but hoping it gives a warm and soft undertone.

I guess we'll have to wait and see! :)

2 comments:

Jennifer Bower said...

Thanks for sharing the process. I like the warm tones of the colored pencil. I looks a bit like you printed in sepia directly onto the paper. Can't wait to see the next steps. Thanks for sharing.

theartofpuro said...

Thanks for sharing!The lines are great with this colour,can't wait to see it finished:)Your character is adorable:)