Pen and pa­per

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For my retro char­ac­ters I start with pa­per and pen­cil, or rather a Pen­tel FP10. I like the line work ap­proach be­cause you’re talk­ing shapes and forms di­rectly. Once I find an idea that I think will work, I’ll do some more sketches in Pho­to­shop. From now on I’ll keep the cre­ative process in Pho­to­shop, which makes it easy to carry out tweaks and ed­its to my con­cepts.

First val­ues

Now let’s go back to the 80s! Although I’m a prod­uct of that era my­self, I do some re­search. I like track­ing down my ref­er­ences, but pre­fer to not have them be­side when I start draw­ing, so I can de­velop my own ideas. Once my char­ac­ters are blocked in I start paint­ing in black and white, which en­ables me to fo­cus on vol­ume, val­ues, light, shad­ows and bounce light.

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