Friday, September 03, 2010

I know, I know, I'm pretty bad about doing the blog thing. I'm trying to get more consistent. After drawing or writing for ten hours a day it is hard enough for me to answer the important e-mails, then if I have any energy left I try to blog or check comments on deviantart. So I though I would try something different. This is a work in progress. It is a commission of Sandman and Death.

This gives you a pretty good idea of how I work. I usually sketch real rough with markers and scan that into Photoshop. Then I plop down some perspective grids or pieces from photos for the background. Here I used parts from church arches to simulate the inside of Sandman's castle.

I then print this out on my over sized Epson Photo 1280 printer. Most people do this in shades of non-photo blue, I use all sorts of different shades because in the digital age you can drop out any unwanted colors. Right now my ink cartridge is running on fumes so all I got left is purple and pinks.

From the printout I may add a little more definition with a pencil and then I do most of my actual drawing with inks. This piece is a little different in I'm doing a lot of brush work.

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