Back to work!
I’ve been working the last few evenings on tightening up the ideas I had presented in a previous post. With the help of some home made espresso, I printed out a rough outline of my earlier dinosaur sketch and sat down to draw!
Here is the printed outline filled with pencil lines. I really am using these contour lines for two reasons. The first is to add a bit of interest and diversity to the image, allowing for some variety in colour. The second, and possibly more important, is that it allows me to create the illusion of volume and depth.
Click to enlarge any of these images. These show a bit of my process, and help illuminate a couple of decisions I have been making along the way.
So here it is so far. There are still some improvements to be made, and I’m not 100% happy with some of the contour stripes, but it is a good proof of concept. Next stop, some environment and context.
Let me know if you like it, or if you have any suggestions.