Brain­storm­ing the sub­ject

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My first step is to brain­storm my idea. This gen­er­ally in­volves tak­ing pic­tures or look­ing through at­mo­spheric film and TV stills so I can for­mu­late more of a nar­ra­tive in my head. Lately, I’ve been on a bit of a sci-fi binge, so I de­cide to sketch out a rogue cop from the fu­ture. I keep my can­vas small dur­ing this stage, as I can size it up later when I’m re­fin­ing my con­cept.

Tidy­ing up the line work

With my con­cept re­alised and my ideas in place, I’m now ready to get started on the lines. Here’s where I size up my can­vas and sketch out my re­fined line work. I plan out the lines as thor­oughly as I can dur­ing this early stage of the process, so I don’t have to make up too many de­tails when I’m ren­der­ing. This saves me time in the long run.

Oc­to­ber 2015

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