The process I use to create the illustrations is a combo of digital and drawing with pencils and paper, best of the old and the new. Earlier this year when I was in the middle of the job I went over some of the techniques in DRAWING THE LINE
The final drawing before I scan them and color in Photoshop are done with Staedtler Mars Lumograph Pencils 3B is my preferred lead. There are small prints of the previous pages so I can have reference to the characters and layouts I have drawn for previous pages. An old school light table is my preferred method to get the roughs I made in Photoshop to a final pencil drawing.
The pencil line on paper has an energy that I don't feel that I get from drawing on the
Wacom Cintique. Just a personal preference.
Drawings drawings everywhere! I don't work in a tidy manner.
And here we have it! In the next post I will do a bit about how I color the pages in Photoshop.
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