Sketches - Finals 1
APRIL 17, 2008
I am often impatient when I sketch. I have an idea and I know my sketch is an imperfect guide to the glorious finished art I see in my mind. Often, the sketch bears little resemblance to the final. Depending on my mood, I will sketch in pencil, charcoal, ink, digital or some combination. Old clients understand this but new clients? It's a knife's edge walk sometimes! Trust and patience and one's true colors get developed in the walk together to the final deadline.
the finish (digital)
The opening full-page illustration (the sketch: pencil, marker, digital paint. The final: vector) Later, it was decided that I would do the title type.
The final is the result of all the external and internal back and forth conversations.
This full page illustration is about somebody's campfire getting out of control. (pencil, digital paint). The final is all vector with a few added bitmaps.
The final: I like this one because it's just straight comic effect, light and color. Much more direct than other more conceptual work. Toasty and soft in the middle -just like this guy's marshmallow!