I absolutely LOVE the way this piece came out. There is just something about a hand painted piece that will always beat digital painting for me. I had almost forgotten how much I love the look since I've been doing the majority of my coloring on the computer for the last ten years. Digital color may be more precise, more "perfect," but a hand painted piece, done by a human, just "feels" right.
I definitely need to do more of these in the near future. I see continuing to do my client work on the computer because it does make it a lot easier to make changes but, for myself, this may be the new (or old) way I do things. We'll have to see.
Here is the original scanned black and white artwork. I don't think I've shown it off before so I thought it might be cool to see.
And, while I could have simply painted the watercolor piece, scanned it in, and put the black line on top of it digitally, I really wanted to have a physical painting to hold in my hand. So, I headed on down to Kinko's, printed out the black and white line work on a clear transparency, and placed it over the original painting.
It's as close as I've done to a blue-line painting (the way I used to do ALL my painting back when I was working for Marvel Comics) in over fifteen years.
I didn't know I'd missed it so much until this weekend.
If you can't tell, I am fired up by this piece. It's pure art for art's sake and I love it.
This week, it's back to finishing the nine missing pages in the second OilCan Drive book. It's been too long since I've tackled that as well and it's time I got back to it.
Have a great week everyone! I'll talk to you soon!
OilCan Drive – Track Four – Page 5
5 weeks ago