These are some working photos
I took while designing
my 4 page spread in Matt's Elven themed moleskine.
This is for a international sketchbook project which
I am involved in over at
Feel free to click on images to enlarge them.
Here's a bit of the process:
After deciding on my artistic direction
how I will link my art with the artist before me...
(which takes quite a bit of thought and time)
I jump in and add
my first layer in pencil...
usually on blank printer paper first...
then, after I am satisfied with my decision,
into the actual moleskine itself.
The next layer involves the inking of my illustration...
scary, but great fun...no place for erasures!
This is shown in the first photo above.
After that, I begin working with my color palette...
blocking in colors here and in the book.
Once that process is complete
I begin to lay in the color in the book...
and for me...that's
when all the magic begins to happen.
I will post the final reveal of my work here for you
Come on back
for a peek if you are out and about.
“If you reveal your secrets to the wind
you should not blame the wind
for revealing them
to the trees.”