Exploring Fablewood- May 30, 2017

Sorry for posting a day late. I usually have Tuesdays off from my day job and am thinking of switching Fablewood postings to Tuesdays from now on. Any way, this week I took a sketch I posted a few weeks back with the troll and wisp. With a little bit of reference for the lanterns and some finishing off of the over design, I took the sketch to the next step. I used a light box to transfer over the drawing to bristol to render the drawing. It starts out with the basic lines, then I smudge the entire drawing i spent hours on to create a base gray value for the rendering stag. This is where the texture starts from then is slowly built up. 

This is the stage of finished line work, right before the smudge, and rendering.

 

 

Exploring Fablewood- March 6, 2017

Every so often while working on a drawing. I stop to see how I feel about it. This week builds on the gnome scholar of last week with establishing the finished drawing. I spent a good amount of time adding elements to flesh out the gnomes environment. After spending a few hours working on the piece I began to feel disconnected from the piece, so its back to the drawing board. But here's the drawing I started, just to share.

Exploring Fablewood- November 21, 2016

Currently on the drawing table, or rather the computer is the Tree Imp from 2 weeks back. Since returning from Illuxcon, I have really wanted to improve my photoshop skills before setting off to color larger illustrations from Parade of Wisps. This next week I will be spending more time at the computer then the desk in an attempt to get as much practice as possible. Here's a sneak peak at how the tree imp is turning out. Still has a long way to go!

Exploring Fablewood- July 25, 2016

In the past week 3 of the 4 drawings I have left for the book have been started and in various stages of completion. The finial works will be released when the book is finished but here is a sneak peek at one of the larger illustrations.

Sorry for the short post, time to get back to work in order to get the book off to the printers on time for Illuxcon!