I've been crazy busy with toy work this and last week, so I haven't been able to take the time to put up the process posts I'd have liked. A friend once recommended to me to post process blogs because people really like to see that, and it was said again to me recently by my art director/editor from his perspective, so here I am, trying to get into the habit of stopping to take photos or scans.
I've got a photo of the pencils for this piece, but I have to upload them. In the meantime, here's this.
Sometimes my pencils are very tight and precise, like this piece. Sometimes they're pretty loose, because I like to have the freedom to noodle out organics in mid-process. As this is a landscape, I need a lot of freedom to be loose.
Once I lay down a light parchmenty wash over the page, I work in my richer background color bases to build on, throw some salt on there to draw out some texture, and let it dry. Once it's had some time to set, I'll go back in with sepia inks and my upper layers of color.
To be continued tomorrow, when it's done. For the moment, it's me, the painting, the inks and a Battlestar Galactica marathon. Wee, caffeine!