The Drawing Process: Step #3

Step #3: Inking

Fully inked.

Fully inked.

Now on to the inking stage. I inked directly on top of my pencil drawing. I primarily used an ink brush pen and micron pen for some small detail work.

I added some wear and tear on the robot but for the most part I just inked over my pencil lines, then erased the pencils with a white vinyl eraser.

The coloring stage is up next!

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The Drawing Process: Step #2

Step #2: The Pencils

The final pencils are at 10x15 inches.

The final pencils are at 10×15 inches.

My next step is getting down the pencils. I took the second drawing of our heroine from yesterday and enlarged it. Then I printed it out and taped it to the back of a piece of 14×17 inch Bristol Board. I then used a light box to help me transfer the drawing to the board by tracing the basic structure of the character.

Next I started to lay out the rest of the drawing using the concept piece from yesterday. As you can see I just used it as a basic guide. I changed the size of the robots and in doing that the arm no longer fit in the composition. I bent the arm at the robots elbow instead just getting it inside of the panel. Everything else remained fairly similar to the first drawing.

Tomorrow I tackle the inking stage! If you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave them below or send me an email via the contact link above.

See you Thursday!

The Drawing Process: Step #1

I thought I’d try something a little different this week.  Starting today I’m going to share my process for creating a drawing from concept to finished colors.

Step 1: The Concept

I start with a sketch or sketches of a basic idea of what I’d like to draw. In this piece I had the idea of a super powered heroine fighting her way through an attacking force of robots.

In this sketch she has just dismantled her final robotic adversary. Several other robots fall from the sky behind her.

In this sketch she has just dismantled her final robotic adversary. Several other robots fall from the sky behind her.

Here's the basic robot design.

I also drew a basic design of the evil robots for my own reference.

I wasn't happy with the heroine's pose so I redrew her. I'll use this drawing as a base for the next step!

I wasn’t happy with the heroine’s pose so I redrew her. I’ll use this drawing as a base for the next step!

Now I’ve got the basic design elements for beginning the pencilling stage.

If you have any questions or comments please leave them below. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for Step #2!!!

Monster Monday Sketch No.36

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This giant creature uses helium filled sacks to silently float thru the skies.

The Read Pile…

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This week’s read pile.