Yesterday I started sketching an illustration – again a practice piece – with the intention of exploring a more classic aesthetic than I sometimes employ. Here are the process shots – up through a color sketch. All are really rough, but you get the idea here. Also, you can see I pieced together sections of a sketch – I do that pretty often. I’ll put together a sketch that works one way, and then decide to make adjustments, so I sometimes photograph my sketches, print them out, cut them up, tape them together, add on some tracing paper with cruddy scotch tape, and keep on like that. I end up with sort of a monstrous thing of a sketch when it’s all over, but I get to actually feel my way through the whole thing
After I get something kind of close to the sketch I was aiming for, I decided to play with color. This isn’t exactly what I would go for – and, in fact, it’s possible that I might end up digitally coloring this instead. But, for now, this is the idea.
Ok – moving along!