Wednesday, March 21, 2012

#153 Sketchbook 2012: The Falconer's Blade Part III: More Local Color

Sorry for the lack of updates lately - I've been busy with various things. This is the progress on the first painting for the sketchbook so far as of yesterday. I thought it was finished and ready for digital, but I started seeing even more areas that needed contrast and shadow. This really needs to be done in the painting stage, so some more work, and then we push into the wilderness of Photoshop! And after that, more drawings. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

#152 SKETCHBOOK 2012: The Falconer's Blade Part II: Local Color

Started in on the local color for the dragon & falcon. The red became a bit purple, but I think that in the end thats what I wanted anyway. Next: more color!

Monday, March 5, 2012

#151 SKETCHBOOK 2012: The Falconer's Blade

The Falconer's Blade - 10" x 14" pencil on Arches watercolor paper

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I am really excited to show you guys the first piece of art for my upcoming sketchbook! I did this one on Arches 140-lb. cold press watercolor paper with (my new favorite) Prismacolor Sepia Col-Erase pencil. I won't be releasing all the art for the book on the blog, but I'll be giving away a few sneak peeks to whet your appetite. There are spots in the drawing that are a bit weak, but I felt like I needed to just move on to the painting stage and not dwell on any particular part of the process too long. Now that I have scanned the final drawing I can paint - I have to have high-quality scans of all the parts of the book before I move on to the next step. This will be in water color, but I plan to include a variety in the book. I hope to do some experiments in oils in the next couple of weeks, and I hope to get them into the final product. Stay tuned for some watercolor!