Ini­tial sketch

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In my start­ing sketch I de­fine the com­po­si­tion and the po­si­tions of the char­ac­ters. I give each one a dif­fer­ent shape and per­son­al­ity so the scene will be the most in­ter­est­ing pos­si­ble and tell a story, whether in a di­rect or in­di­rect way. In the process, I usu­ally re­fine the char­ac­ters. I keep in mind that ev­ery­thing I do at the be­gin­ning can be im­proved or to­tally changed by the end.

Fe­bru­ary 2015

First el­e­ment colours

I start paint­ing one el­e­ment or character first so that I have a ref­er­ence point for the rest of the char­ac­ters and the scene as a whole. I think about whether the colour pal­ette will be hot or cold and more sat­u­rated or less, and where the light source will be placed. I al­ways imag­ine this first el­e­ment with a white and neu­tral light and then men­tally make it colder or warmer.

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