Sunday, March 28, 2010


I really tried to follow my instincts with this piece. I didn't put too much down with the pencil before I began inking- I wanted it to feel more organic and energetic that way.

When I pencil, I tend to labor over every little line I put down and I'm constantly changing my mind as to how I want to render things. When a correction is a simple as picking up the eraser and doing it right then, it's easy to get carried away and usually leads to completely starting the drawing over. It's one of the things I'm trying to change about the way I work and this was a good step towards that.

It may be hard to tell because I cleaned it up a lot in Photoshop, but I got pretty sloppy with the inks. This is the first time I've used a crow quill dip pen since school. I also used a couple different brush pens and of course some microns. I even broke out the white paint for a different texture in the background.

All in all this was a great learning experience and I'm definitely gonna try more stuff like this in the future.