Saturday, April 10, 2010

So where was I?

This is the line art setup stage. Lately I've been handling this stage with pigmented brush markers. They are permanent, easy to control, and come in a good variety of colors. At this phase I look for hard edges created by cast shadows or form against negative space. I also use this period to set up some target darks. This keeps me from going to light and dreamy with my technique. It's also quite a comfort to have a solid drawing you can rely on.

I tried to go too light with lines that identify structures within the form. Like flesh toned lines within the face and the reds on Misty’s costume. These lines generally get blown out with the first or second wash of color, but they help identify landmarks.

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