Now That's A Knife!

I thought I would try a different way of presenting the process steps for today's post. So I made a little slide show and uploaded it to my YouTube Channel. It's a little small here but if you click on it you will be taken to my YouTube Channel where the movie can be viewed a bit larger. I am also posting the individual images below. Let me know how you feel about slides shows and even some more movie step-by-steps.

For this piece, I did the initial sketch in a Strathmore Drawing pad using a Col-Erase Terra Cotta color pencil. I inked it with black Copic Multi-Liner pens and black Prismacolor pencil. After scanning the art into Photoshop CS5. I added shadows on one layer, clothing on another layer and then painted the skin tones on the same layer as the scan. You can see the pencils disappearing as I work the skin tones. I then repainted some of the black lines of the piece. The final part was touch ups and highlights. Overall the approach was a lot like painting with gouache. Gouache is an opaque watercolor paint. Used thick, not watered down, you paint layers. Building from dark to light. some parts of this piece are like that. This was a fun experiment and I will probably be doing more pieces like this.

Artwork © 2011 Gene Gonzales

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