Our Sketching Workshop group is developing a graphic novel that started by accident. Rene Fijten posted an image in the group and another member of the group followed creating a sequence. This continued developing making a story. This is how we are so far and the story goes as this:
This detail corner was done on my Stillman and Birn Beta Series sketchbook. I used Lamy fountain pens for the outlines and sketching, this was done on dry brush technique with W&N Cotman watercolors.
It is important to keep on sight good contrasts of light and shadow I believe to make a bold statement on volumes.
This Drawing was done on my Stillman and Birn Sketchbook and scanned to be coloured in Photoshop. I do my own brushes in Photoshop from scratch by creating my own presets out of my hand brush strokes, then I stamped them on the image picking the right composition colors, the rest is just gradations and fills in masked areas, varying opacity in the layering.
The spirit of NEW year 2014
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We are a group of 150 artists and illustrators that share work and techniques
we often “play” challenges like this in which we limit the materials and try to come up with something creative, then play a guessing game to see who drew what.
We call it Sherlock. In this case, we limited the challenge to just a few list of materials and one color
This portraits were made using a Safari Lamy pen EF with Noodler’s ink on a 6×8 wirebound Beta Series Stillman and Birn sketchbook
Some drawings are better left in black and white, can’t explain exactly why, there’s a certain elegance to it.
The first is a portrait of Bernard V.
The last portrait of Jorge R. took me to do an extra preliminary sketch since I found a bit complicated to make out the detail of the beard and mustache