The Bri­g­ands who fell

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1 Ink­ing and line-art

I use a .88 Sta­bilo liner for this step, ink­ing over my rough pen­cil lines. I find this to be the most cru­cial step of the process. The inks are the back­bone of the il­lus­tra­tion: they will deter­mine the de­sign of the piece along with the con­tent and style.

2 Put down flat colours

Flat­ting in­volves fill­ing flat ar­eas with colour and value, and is when the colour scheme starts to de­velop. Here it’s a split-com­ple­men­tary one. I keep the fig­ures in the range of 50-70 per cent value with a lighter background.

3 Bring­ing in de­tails

I add el­e­ments that are painted in with­out an out­line, such as Veina’s cape and other de­sign el­e­ments like coins and gems, which push the nar­ra­tive of the piece. The fi­nal step here is to ad­just the colours, bright­ness and con­trast as re­quired.

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