Thursday, February 02, 2012

Markering without Lines- Process for Ceilng Cow Avatar

Occasionally I'll get bored with my usual method of doing things and try to change things up a bit.

I've owed Ceiling_Cow a commisson for about a month now, and she's been very patient with me.  She was the only person who took up my offer for $20 commissions, with all proceeds going towards my friend Heidi to help her pay for her Tokyo trip.  Originally she'd commissioned me to draw her WoW tauren, but she changed her mind before that initial sketch was completed, requesting that I draw an avatar for her username.

After completing the sketch, I knew a brushy linework would work best for the piece, but my Copics don't always get along with liquid ink that isnt Copic Multiliner ink.  I decided to just go for it and marker over the bluelines, inking after the markering was completed, which would prevent the brush ink from bleeding.  Since I had a blueline underneath, it was fairly easy to do, but still a bit of a challenge, as my Copics had a tendency to get away from me.  Here's the process: