March 8, 2006
I was finishing up a job yesterday and part of it called for a tiny spot illustration to be attached to the title. I scanned it along the way for this little demo.
I do a quick pencil rough and (if it has a good feel to it) that is what I use. Taping the rough to the back of a 140 lbs piece of Winsor-Newton hot press watercolor paper I redraw it to the papers surface using a light table. I then block in the color using Winsor-Newton gouache, define the different elements with paint, scan the finished art into photoshop, add whatever needs to be added there, burn the finished product onto a cd and ship the cd to my client. Done.
I am still pretty much all old school all the time… with a little high tech sprinkled in at the end.