It’s coming along nicely.
This one is going to be fun! The rough just got approved.
One of the regular models.
But this was the high point for me, when I was faced with the models back (and laying down, even less interesting to draw) I started to draw the other artist across the room.
And this is with none of my caricature exaggeration! What a great heroic face!
I suppose I should mention that the title of the book I’m illustrating is “The Broken Line.” Here’s the original sketch for the first illustration of chapter 3.
As I started working on the background I decided to pull the viewpoint in to enlarge the figure and better focus attention on the discovery of the pendant in the palm of her hand.
Line work for the figure is ready. The gray area is a placeholder for the color.
A detail of the pendant in her hand, which seems to be the mcguffin for this novel.
Last night I drew at the 10th Anniversary celebration for the Trinity Free Clinic.
Working on the woman now.
The gray scale painting;
The variations coloring on the head;
Remember that Photoshop voodoo I was going to use to change the gray scale painting to color? I did it.
It’s called Variations under the Image> Adjustments menu. It’s a bit limited but it gives a good starting point so I can go back into the area and fiddle with it myself. (If you are using CS5, as I am, you have to make sure you open Photoshop in 32 bit mode else that command isn’t there.
(By the way, I’m calling this series of updates “Biscayne …” because that’s the name of the car. I got tired of using Book Illustration Project in the titles, but it’s for the same book.)
Last year I did fork lift caricatures for a Nebraska company for their calendar. They came back this year and wanted to do it again. Here are some of the drawings.