Tuesday, April 23, 2013
This newest illustration is by far the most complex of any thus far. It’s been a bigger process to lay out the gradation of tones in this one as the background is so elaborate. I decided to do a complete pencil mock-up of illustration, being very careful to show clear gradations from 1 (pure white) to 4 (pure black). I don’t usually use such complex pre-drawings (many times I balance it all out in my head after the rough pencil drawing) but this time a guide proved quite helpful to me. I’ve been following this “plan” and the actual ink drawing is progressing well. I’d say I'm about 4/5 done with the drawing right now. After taking a break, I might be able to finish it tonight.