Monday, 8 February 2010
Trial of a Time Team
Unusually I chose to present this rough in colour ( usually I stick to b/w wash). The three protagonists seemed fairly well balanced and I was given the go ahead.
Some artists choose to blow up their roughs and then trace through the design using a lightbox. I've tried this myself - my only bugbear is that it can stifle a drawing before it's properly born. I usually draw by eye from my rough ( sometimes I use a simple grid) - but mostly I like to see where the drawing will go. As long as my basic idea stays intact - I'm happy.
Finally the piece is finished and emailed off for approval. In this case Sith's expression needed work ( he's the ugly green creature). I worked directly in photoshop to do this fix - not particularly difficult. Sometimes stuff like this is picked up at pencil stage , sometimes later. Factor in my *creative* inking and not every job swims through smoothly.