Happy New Year!
A few posts ago, I mentioned I would explain my process....well, I know you've been waiting on the edge of your seat to know this critical information --
at long last, like it or not, here it is........
actually, if you don't like, ya' don't have to read it, right?
Step 1: After doing some preliminary sketches to decide how I might draw the next page/episode, I draw on the WRONG side of a piece of watercolor paper (I'll explain why, when I get to the appropriate step). Paper brand? Canson 140 lb.
I generally start out with an HB pencil - Kimberly/General's or Koh-in-Noor brands, OR sometimes just an ol' #2 Ticonderoga; okay, I essentially grab whatever pencil is nearby. Just something not too hard and not too soft, Goldilocks.
As I'm drawing, I think about what Roland would tend to say and do next and what he would look like saying and doing it.
Frankly, I'm often surprised at what happens, even if I've planned out the page. It's a funny thing that happens when a character takes on a life of his own. It's almost as if he's acting out the story for me.
Not that it's easy.
Okay, that's pretty much the first step. I know it doesn't seem like much, buuuut, that's what I do!
"Process, Part 2, will be coming soon -- *announcer voice* to a theater near you --"
or to my blog.
Hi! My name is Wendy. I'm an artist who lives in Florida. I like to draw goofy dogs & other things using ink. I REALLY love visual storytelling. I'm currently writing/rewriting and posting my story-comic, The Somewhat Adventures of Roland & Tom on this very website! WOOP!