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A little about my artwork: I interpret the words written on a page by telling the story behind the story working with pen and ink, watercolor and Photoshop, I fuse old techniques with modern ones to create a world that every drawing can speak to a child or grownups.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

From sketch to color "Why Am I Me?"

One of my coworkers asked me while working on this book about how do I paint the artwork?

My answer has always been the same "I scan it and paint/color it digitally".


And what does that mean? 

Well after I sketch out the page I might do a tighter pencil drawing if whom I'm working for requires it;
(4RV Publishing does not I just send finished artwork and cross my fingers)
then I ink it by hand using Pigma Micron 01, 02, 03, 05 size/style ink pen. I scan the ink drawing to complete it using Photoshop.
pen & ink

Photoshop has opened new doors for me it has allowed me to experiment with color, brush textures that I was once hesitant to try. You can't damage your original ink drawing and you don't need to worry about re inking the drawing over and over if you make mistakes. Also you don't need to use whiteout to correct a pen line that went astray.

in photoshop
In this book I play a lot with color and textures as I have written in my last post (Link) each page is its own world so I had a lot of worlds to create.

So after my coworker made me explain what I meant by "I scan it and color digitally"  I took photos to show some of the break downs of how I color on the computer so if anyone else who went "WHA?" may understand it a little better.

finished artwork

Here is a few more Photoshop work in progress you will have to buy the book to see how they came out. 

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