Friday, July 25, 2008
Parade In Progress
Here's one of the colored pencil drawings I'm working on. This is the left half of a drawing. The centerpiece of the composition is a giant t-rex sort of character that you can just barely see in sketch form on the right. The idea is to inject an insane amount of color across the scene thru multi layered dash marks. I set the darkest area in the lower left corner which I'll emulate in the darker areas of the rest of the image once everything is colored. And I decided to make the ground difficult to make out as either an actual surface or space in which these things are all floating so it could pass as either. Also, you can't see it in the scan but the paper has a really thick watercolor paper tooth to it which gives the dash marks an interesting texture from underneath.