Saturday, August 4, 2012

Yep...Another Work In Progress...:)

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
Illustrated ATCs.
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 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.”

~Kahlil Gibran


jinxxxygirl said...

You take my breath away!

goudenregen said...

It is great to see your process in this beautiful painting. Could you tell me how you transfer your initial drawing to the moleskine? I use mostly graphite paper. but I find it gives spots on the page. And what inks do you use? Thanks for sharing.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I love the theme of this book. Your contribution is wonderful. I love all the color and the inking is great work. Can't wait to see the finale.

Sandra said...

She's gorgeous. I see that you do make pretty complete mockups. Now I realize that the fabulous finished pieces do not come easily. Thanks for the insight.

marianne said...

Oh Wow Margaret It is always such a joy seeing your moleskin projects! Thanks for showing the process and how you did it. The result will be stunning. Must say the one vbefore you also did a great job!
Have a wonderful Sunday!

studio lolo said...

Wow!!!!! Her intricate hair, the magical castle. Magical!!!

Parabolic Muse said...

You are one of the busiest artists around. I am loving catching up.