Tomorrow Jones!) way back around Christmas. While rendering it, I actually recorded the process, but I still haven't edited the footage (bwamp bwamp). Rather than holding back the piece any longer, I thought I'd go ahead and post it, and hopefully one day I can upload the edited footage.
Brian wanted a commission of Pippi Longstockings, specifically Pippi during her South Pacific days. Having been a fan of Pippi as a kid, this was a real pleasure to work on, especially since it gave me an excuse to draw a ginger with lots of cute freckles.
Although I don't post a lot of marker work to the blog anymore (especially not a large piece like this one), I love using markers for illustration, especially Copics. Since you guys can't see it (yet, hopefully), I inked this piece with Kaimai Sol K, which is Copic-proof when it's fully dried. I inked it with a Winsor Newton series 7 00 brush. After I carefully erased all the pencils, I went over the illustration with a Copic Wide in B000 to provide a unifying layer of color. Afterwards, it was business as usual (a copout, I know, but I fully intend to post the video!), until it came to the mist from the waterfall, which is a combination of splattered white ink and dabbed white gouache.
I've mentioned this before, but I'd originally considered rendering 7" Kara in Copic marker, and even did a page test. Unfortunately, with the way I render, a page would have to be completed in one sitting, which is very difficult with a longform comic. I'd love to do a one shot in Copic at some point in the future, however.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Marker Render Commission
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.