Today's Daily: STORM OF THE X-MEN (MY STEP BY STEP PROCESS)
I’ve received a handful of inquiries about my creative process, so today’s daily is dedicated to just that. I’ll show you step by step, the completion of an illustration of one my favorite comic characters using a pencil, Prisma markers and an opaque white marker.
STAGE1: THE SKETCH
Every illustration starts out as a sketch. I played around with the idea, composition and layout of the piece…
until I found something I liked.
STAGE2: FINISHED PENCILS
After establishing the idea and layout with the sketch, I did a tightly rendered drawing. I made the lines light so the pencil lead doesn’t smear while the Prisma markers were applied.
I didn’t post the finished pencils because they don’t scan well.
STAGE3: GREY SCALE
At this stage I used warm grey Prisma markers and went to work…
Here, I colored right over top of those warm grey markers…
After stages 3 & 4, the pencils from stage 2 are pretty much gone. so I went in and reestablished those lines with my pencil. I also pulled out some of the highlighted areas with an opaque white marker.
The last stage is Photoshop. I basically played around with the brightness and contrast as well as the color.
Here’s a close up of her face. I like drawing faces…