Monday, May 17, 2010
JoRoCo and ReTaHi
For this piece, I started off with a sketch in graphite. This was drawn before I started using non-photo blue and blue leads for layout, so there was probably a lot of erasing involved. For styles like this, I tend to work fast, and I drew a lot of inspiration from the Zelda Wind Waker art. I then scanned it, and months later, brought it into Photoshop to ink. I work with an Intuos 4 X6 tablet (I've almost always used 4 x 6, and since I do most of my work sitting on a bed with my laptop on my legs and my tablet squeezed in between, 4 x6 is all I really need), and am currently using Photoshop CS 4. If there's any interest, I can do some in-process screenshots while working on my next piece, but otherwise my method is pretty straightforward. I change the hue of the pencil lines to a light blue, and begin inking over on a new layer, often making several passes.
The concept behind this is pretty simple: one of Joseph's nicknames is JoRoCo, which sounds to me like an epic videogame character. I figured he needed a shortcut, so I shortened my name down to the basics too. Currently, I'm pretty terrible at talking about this art-stuff, but hopefully in the lifetime of this blog, I'll improve.
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Vigilante comic artist, illustrator, and comic craft blogger at www.nattosoup.blogspot.com. I have an MFA from SCAD in Sequential Art, which means I'm highly educated in the art of drawing funny picture books. I specialize in comics aimed at young girls, and enjoy the finer things in life- seinen manga, whiney autobio graphic novels, and science fiction.