First sketch

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Although I like to start most of my pic­tures with­out lines, char­ac­ters re­quire me to use them to sketch any­thing ef­fi­ciently. I find it im­por­tant to vi­su­alise and then try to cap­ture that ini­tial ex­pres­sion, not car­ing too much about pro­por­tion, anatomy or re­al­ism. I can fig­ure th­ese out later, but the ini­tial de­sign is my top pri­or­ity, and re­mains im­por­tant un­til the end re­sult.

Christ­mas 2014

Drop­ping in colour

Just as lines may dic­tate forms, th­ese early colour washes can in­flu­ence ev­ery fol­low­ing stage of the pic­ture. I don’t use any kind of colour pick­ing, but the Pho­to­shop HUD over­lay is vi­tal for me to pick fresh colours with ev­ery stroke. I use dif­fer­ent blend­ing modes, such as Color Dodge here, to quickly drop in a dodged rim light.

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