Thursday, February 2, 2012

Little Bit O' Inking

As promised yesterday here are a few photos of the Ryan Burke illustration I used for the blog header in progress.

I was really happy all around with how this piece came out, especially that I did it all in one day. The one thing that does bother me, now that I look back on it, is how rounded I made the body of the guitar on the left side. The body on that part of a Fender Stratocaster is much flatter and not so round. I looked back at the pencils and I had it right so I think I used too much of an arced french curve on it when I inked in that part. Ah well, maybe it's not so noticeable to someone who doesn't think about and stare at guitars most of their day. But, for me, it's still the first thing I see.

Here is a bit of a closer look at the line work. I took this photo after I had inked everything but hadn't erased any pencil lines or done any white-out touch up. You can still see a few faint lines I didn't ink as I was going to tackle those in the color stage.

From this point it was simply a matter of erasing the pencil sketch, filling in a few black spaces (that's what the little x's are for), doing some touch up with a bit of white out, and then scanning and coloring the piece in the computer.

Tomorrow I'll show off the finished hi-res color version of this piece as well as a special bonus version of this piece. But, for now, it's back to work on something new.

Have a great day!


Don Hudson said...

Nice drawing! I like your brushwork. Are you left-handed?

Sean Tiffany said...

Hi Don. Thanks for the kudos. And yes, I am left handed. You can probably tell from my set-up. I can't imagine how backwards and awkward that it would be if I was right handed.

And, usually when I draw something like this I'll keep the figure on the right side of the paper just for ease of use. But, because Ryan had a guitar with a neck on it, I wanted to make sure I left enough room for it without going off the edge of the page.

But, handed...yes.

Don Hudson said...

Left-handed is cool. I just like to see how talented people work!

Sean Tiffany said...

One of these days I'll get another video of me working done and up on the blog. It's on my list of things to do.

Thanks Don!