Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Black and white drawings
It's been almost a year, but I finally finished a few black and white drawings to go along with my Middle Grade novel cover sample. I have a couple more in mind that I want to do, but who knows when I'll have time to do that. So I'll post these for right now.
I was looking at the cabin with the moon picture and realized that it is really cliche. In fact, I realized after I finished it, that it resembles the famous scene from "The Nightmare Before Christmas" with the curly hill. I didn't even think about that when I was drawing the hill, it just ended up being curly. I really wasn't trying to copy anyone. Oh well.
I tried a new technique on these black and whites, and I really like the results. I did a pencil under drawing, shaded it digitally, printed it on Arches watercolor paper, and finished it with charcoal. This technique is much faster than doing the whole image with charcoal. I am going to try this technique with colored illustrations and pastel pencils.