Still work in progress but what a big leap.

Sketch Exercise (Chasing Shadows)

Ok, this is a small treat for those fellow artist out there who want to shoot ideas around to each other. I drew this picture on a 4″ x 6″ sheet of note paper.  I really fell in love with it as I gave more and more detail to the work.sc01Then I realized that it’s on note paper and I would have to do this all over again in the process of tracing or light-boxing or whatever.  This may not happen as often as I would like because I draw comics with panels that have a range of backgrounds, props, and etc.  But for those single shots like this, it was hard for me to stop at ‘just’ a layout.  So what to do?

I am slowly breaking the rules of traditional comic production.  The 11×17 Bristol board, blue line layout, traditional workflow is probably how we all started out.  But I will see promise in even a sketch on a napkin and try my best to keep it alive.  With scanning and digital media, this is possible.  Check out this rework based off a scan of the original sketch.

Still work in progress but what a big leap.
 Still work in progress but what a big leap.

With erase tool and a brush with the same color, I kept the image alive with very little redrawing.

By the way, this is a page in my up coming project “Chasing Shadows”. 

More to come.

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