Friday, March 23, 2007
I'm still working on the whole pencil to color thing, and I have to say, it's getting easier to do. It's crazy, because for years I've been working on trying to gain an identity with my art using thin pen lines and relying primarily on color. With pencil I'm getting more line variation and it's pretty easy to clean up at this point. I just keep erasing any extra lines as I go.
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
I'm really trying to push working with just pencils. For years I've been struggling with finding a decent way of inking. By doing all my own work, I've had to become a jack of all trades so to speak, although I've never really enjoyed inking. I love coloring, and of course pencilling, but the finality of inking is such a put-off to me. For the longest time I would do relatively loose pencils and go straight to inking so I could get to coloring. I spent a lot of time finishing forms in ink, thus loosing volume and line quality as well as movement of form in the inking process. I'm really feeling connected again by using just pencil in these recent pictures. Experimentation is a fantastic thing, particularly when it works out.