Dan Howard opens up his sketchbook to reveal horned women and mutant turtles.
to reveal floating opens up his sketchbook turtles The illustrator women and mutant trees, horned
“Not every idea is gold, so some days I draw familiar characters just to stay in shape"
“I wanted to explore different times of the day in Just the one illustration”
“This is the basic idea of how I work. A few thumbnails to give ideas of where I want to go. From there, I tighten up the sketch as
much as possible.”
Environmental “An environment idea. I sketch these in lines first then go in and do a black and white mood exploration. From there I add colour on top. These are
relatively small and quick.”
“More tight sketches as well as some random ideas and gestures.”
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“Sometimes I get to where I think I have a final sketch ready for preparation to paint… and then I’ll do something I like even
more. The figure on the left looked nice for a while, but I had a feeling I could sell the pose a lot better with dynamics,
as illustrated with these two sketches.”
“This is an idea I had from a Minecraft build – basically a tree with a small shrine around the base. I wanted to explore different times of the day in one illustration. These are the sketches and black and white
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