Monday, 18 April 2011

Monday 18th April 2011 - Hyper Quick Working Process.

I've been meaning to upload some of this for a while, as i've spent a load of time on a triptych of images, i'll show how they progressed from a semi rough stage to a more rendered finished piece.

This is pretty much as close to as a draft as I can show, other than this they're all 3x5 thumbnails that even I have trouble discerning. Drawn with a HB clutch pencil and inked super quick with a mapping pen, this is the start of it all.

Although I had a vague idea of where I wanted this image to go, I thought it still prudent to test out various rendering options, photocopying one panel at random, duplicating it and spending a maximum of 10 minutes on each using entirely different processes to see which suited it best.

I didn't screencap anything inbetween, but at this stage all I done was scan in 3 traditionally drawn panels, blown up to 165% of their original size, and then proceeded to lay multiply layers over it, working solely in greyscale. Once happy, I saved that option and added very low value colours.

This is the Greyscale version...

And these are the coloured versions, as you can see, not much has changed in terms of value, only some areas i've focussed on with passes of colour.

Parallel to the digital renderings, I also done a more refined piece with my mapping pens, using the qualities of the nibs to accentuate the folds and directional aspects of the tree in particular (below)...

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