Happy Halloween, Blog-friends, and thanks for your patience during a quiet October.
A few of you asked about the process stages between pencils and colors, so here’s a panel breakdown from chapter two.
1) Pencilled the characters (Elliot & Violet) and roughed in the background with non-photo blue pencil.
2) This time, I chose to draw the background separately with pencil and colored ballpoint.
(As you can see, the detail in SPACE DUMPLINS is becoming as obsessive as HABIBI).
3) Then I merged the two in Photoshop and printed out blue lines on to Bristol Board paper.
4) Inked with India ink and watercolor brush – the lettering is Micron pigment pen.
(You can still see the bluelines on the original art, but they’re easily removed once scanned.)
5) The COLORS!