Thursday, November 14, 2013

A free drawing in 10 Steps.

Here is another work in progress. This time as a series of photos and scans. Sadly, Blogger didn't let me the photos arrange in the layout, I had in mind. It is a free illustration to my comic project about the modern retelling of "the Phantom of the Opera" and shows the title character as the Red Death. Done with pencil, watercolours, watersoluble pencils and opague white gel pen.

1. Starting with the sketch.
2. Starting to smudge the pencil

3. Smudge, smudge, smudge....
I used to be told that smuding
is bad, bad, bad......
4. I agree in part. It is bad when
you try to cover errors in
the drawing....

5. .... or when everything is a
blurred mess without any structure.
And boy does this mask look shitty!

6. And that's why I work in the details
and structure.....
and try to safe the shitty mask.

7. First wash of watercolor and starting
with medicore photos.

8. Coloring and working in more details and
Mask looks bearable.

9. More watercolor and working in
details until.....

10. TADAH. The rest is done with watersoluble pencil and opaque white gel pen.
And the fomrerly shitty mask looks okay.

1 comment:

  1. Great work Sara! Nice to see your process. And you put smudging to good use so its definitely not a bad thing in your case!