08/03/2011

Process Post

Drawing at my day is something of a necessity, it gets in the way enough. This is another moleskin drawing finished off in Pshop.



I took the opportunity to take these process pics with my flipping awful phone camera while doing it. I'll try this exercise again sometime with some better gear, these pictures make Boggy Creek and Loch Ness Monster footage look positively 'HD' but I hope you get the idea. Taken between 11:59 and 12:36 on sunday.

11 comments:

John Welding illustrator said...

I love this. You deal with the centre crease of the Moleskine very well and the finished panel looks great. What type of pencil are you using?

WJC said...

Thank you, very much appreciated!

I tend to use .7 propelling pencil, sometime 1.0 when the nippers haven't bust them. No particular make though in this case I was debuting my new Faber 'Grip2011' which looks pretty swish but I only bought 'cos I read the price wrong.

JP said...

So jealous of your graphic shapes:) Can't see any underdrawing- do you kinda go freestyle, or visualize the image first? Is it deliberate?

WJC said...

Thanks!

There's no underdrawing. There's the idea of whats going to go on and how that could be composed but it's just an idea, nothing on paper.

Nik Holmes said...

Thanks for sharing the WiP, always lovely to see the image appear like that, maybe you should animate it like those old 'cartoons' on Rainbow (with suitably grating sound effects.). I love watching a drawing take shape, though obviously can't bear anyone to watch me draw (except my kids)

Jonathan Edwards said...

It blows my mind seeing your process shots, Warwick! I'd like to see a film of you drawing at some point. Is the lack of underdrawing something you've always done?

monkeyfeather said...

Yeah man, no under drawing. I wish I could do that. Awesome to see this.

WJC said...

Thanks chaps!

I'd like to try to film or animate the drawing sometime.

Nik, i'd love to be able to draw anytime when there are people around and sometimes manage it but the few times i've been asked at cons i get 'the chronic shaky hand shakes' which messes my line up a treat.

Claire J. C. Stewart said...

Hey man, I just picked up a copy of Birdsong/Songbird this weekend from Will Kirkby at D-Con and I caught your strip in it, 'The Defenders of Albion' - loving your work! Fantastic concepts, great style and lovely colours here on your blog too. I'll be watching this space!

:)

Chris Garbutt said...

Cool post. Great to see the process! Your drawings look bold, confident and spontaneous. A powerful combination!

Is it just me or does 'underdrawing' sound like something worn beneath the britches of the well-to-do Victorian gentry?

WJC said...

Thanks Claire, glad you liked it! My next Defenders of Albion is nearly done, Birdsong 2 out soon!

Thanks Chris, underdrawing is sounding more and more appealing.