As you know, every year about this time I grab my sketchbook, step out into the limelight with it and if I see my shadow we all have six more weeks of winter… oh yes, every year about this time I also upload my latest sketchbook to YouTube… here it is.
Another process video of something I did recently. Basically just blocking in color underneath the drawing and then putting finishing touches in on top of it.
Color can be a tricky thing to work with. Lots of out of control color can confuse what you are trying to achieve in an illustration. This is a simple technique to keep order when you have a lot going on in a picture. Render the background in a monotone and only use color on what you want the viewer to focus in on. It pretty much works every time.
I fired up the magical iShowU software and recorded my work on this little illustration…