Monday, August 10, 2015
I always like seeing how people do their work. So here is a process I followed on a recent illustration project.
After drawing a bunch of thumbnail sketches I choose the layout I like best and rough it in at the basic size I want. I am not too worried about fine details and textures and things yet.
As I refine the sketch I am looking at reference photos to make sure the details are accurate.
I refine the whole sketch until it is just about how I want it.
I do a series of value studies to get the lighting right for the mood and context of the illustration. For this one I really liked the middle study with the light coming from behind him in the fireplace.
Now I start to work into the sketch with some hash marks. For me I like a more scribbled look and I get a little sloppy in places, and that's ok.
I continue working and really establish my value pattern based on my value study that I liked before. I am really focussed on the midtones and darks here with plans to come back in later to add in (or erase out) the lights and whites as needed.
I have come in and erased some areas and added a white pencil over the top to really make the light areas shine.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Hey. It's International "Talk-Like-A-Pirate" Day!! At work I've designed a few Pirate themed T-shirts. Here are some of my favorites.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
So I have a friend who works at Google. They had a company party tonight. It was a Toga Party. He needed some artwork done for it and asked if I could help him out. I was excited to participate and had a blast working on this. The idea was to make it look like any other Google Doodle but also have it specific to the Toga party with the theme of GOOGLE GODS. Had a great time with it.