Wednesday, July 14, 2010
I started off by doing a quick sketch in my sketchbook. Sometimes, I'll scan my sketch and work directly from that, but this time, I drew a new digital sketch using Corel Painter XI. Here is the sketch from my sketchbook and below that is a screenshot where you can see my new digital sketch.
In the digital sketch, I used various conte brushes to add some shading and to start determining where some of the dark shadows will be. If you compare this sketch to the one from my sketchbook, you'll notice that I've opened up the space a bit.
In the next screen shot, I've started to block in some background colors, mostly tans, and shades of brown.
In the next shot, you can see what the same image looks like with the sketch layer turned back on.
Below that, is a screen shot where the layer with the dark conte shading has been turned back on.
In the last screen shot, you can see a close-up of where I'm adding some details, in this case, some spider webs. The drawing of the woman in the framed picture is based on an old photograph of my grandmother. She was 40 when my dad was born in 1918, so if she were still alive, she'd be 132!