It’s no secret that I’m super uncomfortable working in makers. It’s one of the things I hated most about doing sketch cards. So before I even start working on my current contracts, I’m going to try and come up with a style I’m comfortable working with copics.
Here’s what the progress looked like:
1. is how I would typically do a sketch card, lay down basic colors with an attempt at shading, then line everything.
But I want to get away from lining my work, I’m much more comfortable with a brush than a maker, and I wanted the same feel as I get with my paintings.
2. is getting closer, I just need to adjust the colors.
3. is right where I want to be, it’s a good blend of colors, and shading mixed with colored pencils and acrylics.
4. I was saving this one till I knew I had the technique right.
I also ended up making two videos in the process:
There is a bit of narration (i’m still not comfortable talking on camera so I’m a bit frazzled.)