Daily Archives: November 30, 2010

Illustration Process

gate-copy

As you can see, this is not a continuation of the previous post on my illustration process.

This one is titled “The Gate” (you can see the inks for this in the main post at the top of the page). I’ve scanned the final drawing in and have started the painting process. I would love to color these by hand with just ink washes, but I don’t have the setup to scan in final product. So I’m recreating the same technique in Photoshop.

At this stage, I’m laying in my greys and only focusing on getting the tones right. Then I’ll build up the shadows and lights with light washes until I’m reasonably satisfied.

The edges are sloppy for now, as I’m creating a custom border for all the illustrations. Needless to say that’ll go on last.