The most common message I get: “Great drawings, must be the pen! What kind is it?” This is a bit rude and naive. No magic pen will replace decades of study and practice. These drawings were done with Crayolas from the dollar store on Crayola paper. (For the record, I might own every brush pen and regular pen in existence and I use them all, pentel might be my fav) It’s nice to have good tools, but you have to put the work in.
Finished! It took so much time from the original sketch to the final print… The most difficult was to coordinate the different layers during the printing, especially on the character’s face: the shape of his head is on the grey layer, his mouth on the red layer, his nose on the brown layer and his eyes/hair on the black layer, each one being carved on a different plate. So the smallest gap could ruin everything.
We have filmed the process and should be able to post a video tutorial soon. Stay tuned!
The notes at the top is more or less a reminder for myself about what I need to focus on.
The placement of the clavicle(collarbone) in certain angles is sometimes a little trouble to me when I’m drawing. And since the collarbone is important to keep an eye on when it comes to the arms and such, it never hurts to do some extra observations of it.
Also, the peculiar shape of the back/neck that appears when you lean forward and such… need to focus more on as well.