Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Vacation

I bet every parent feels like this when going on a trip with the little ones in tow. (I feel like this when my wife and I take the kids to the grocery store!) I thought I would show my process from start to finish. It seems like I usually begin with a good idea drawn badly, as you can see from the Post-It sketch. The most important first step is getting the idea down on paper quickly, no matter how rough, cryptic or terrible the drawing is. I then scanned in the drawing and came up with a more refined, but still rough, drawing using Autodesk Sketchbook. I drew some of the elements in different colors to clarify the composition in my mind. Next, I cleaned up (or inked) the drawing in black, also using Sketchbook. Finally, I brought the drawing into Photoshop and colored it with pastel dry brushes.

2 comments:

Cheyenne said...

this is awesome! great inking!

mom said...

Oh...those were the days! You captured the truth so colorfully. Pure genius!