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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

SPREAD 12 (Step)


As I posted before, above is my layout sketch for spread #12 of my book. I roughed it out in photoshop on my computer, adding shadows here and there. I used the shadows to frame up the main focus which is the unsuspecting dog walking by. The buildings in the background also frame up the text and help bring focus to the yo-yo that's knocking over the paint.

Here I sketched out various poodles in my sketchbook. I knew there would be a poodle on this page, but had no clue what it would look like. I started by using a light blue Tombow brush and drew vague poodle like shapes across the book. I then thought about the attitude of the dog and took a black pen to begin sketching different kind of stuck up poodles around the blue blobs of color. I ultimately chose the dog in the middle.

Next I needed to find a color palette. For this, I chose a scene from an old Tom & Jerry cartoon (Jerry Go Round-1966) with beautifully colored backgrounds by Philip Deguard. I loved that these colors were a little washed out and really complimented each other. I grabbed a still from the episode and began picking out similar colors for my palette.

The first step in coloring my page is blocking in simple shapes with color. This way I can see if these colors I chose are working well together on my image.

Now I start adding the small details to the background and Character.

Then I add in the remaining elements and rough out my angry poodle to the right of the page to get a clearer idea of what that looks like.

I finish up the last details on my Blue painted poodle and give it all one last look (which for me is staring at it for what ends up being 30 minutes to an hour) When I snap out of it, I'm done. One down 3 more pages to go.

15 comments:

michael foster said...

love it. these are great. thanks for showing the various steps involved.

Unlimited 99 said...

great post. I love seeing the steps it takes to get through art.
nice work, and good choice in colour inspiration.

Chris Battle said...

Excellent composition! Love getting a peek at the process. When's the projected release?

Andrew Murray said...

Just found your blog today,

Love the stuff you do. very nice.

CT said...
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Elisa said...

Hi! I just came across your blog by accident but I must say that I really like it. Great pictures you showed there. Thanks!

Hobo Divine said...

Very Very coool!

Yuka said...

TOY POODLE ROCKS!
(Especially my ZIPPER! :D)

I love your execution of poodle.
Fluffy, Cute, and funny!

Vale said...

Congratulations!! it's really great!! You have a lot of talent!! really!!

Dustin Foust said...

Your stuff is awesome. I'm really digging your Cavs sketches below. Mo looks hilarious.

Mukpuddy said...

Wow, it's looking amazing dude!!

SACKS said...

Thanks everyone for the comments. This book has been 9 years in the making (off and on) It's in the process of having the text laid out now. I'll have more posts soon.

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