Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Work In Progress: FADE Illustration
Just a quick illustration as I continue work on the Fade novel. I like to sketch out some of the characters and images rolling around in my head as I write. It's a good way for me to transition from the part of my brain that handles the day job drawing comics into the part that handles the writing.
This one is of Evan Fade, the 16-year old protagonist of the book. Since I've already established what he looks like as an adult (in the short stories I did for the NEGATIVE BURN anthology), I wanted to figure out how he looks at this stage of his life.
And for anyone interested in my technique, here's a look at the various stages in the process of putting this illustration together. I pencil everything, ink all of the lines with a pen, and then fill in the large areas of black with the computer before dropping a flat color (in this case, a weak yellow) in a few spots.