larissaclause asked: Hi, this is probably a super stupid question. What scale do you work at before scanning? Do you work at a larger scale than the piece's required dimensions and then scale down? Or do you work at the exact size?
That’s not a stupid question at all! I tend to work quite small so most of the sketches on this blog are pretty much the same size on paper as they are here. I do try and work a bit larger than the intended size for full illustrations, just because it helps to tighten things up when the piece is reduced, but even then I usually sketch them out at a smaller size and then blow them up digitally and transfer them to whatever I’m working on for the final. Hope that answers your question!@1 year ago with 8 notes
sveltemark asked: hey! awesome work. do you use photo references at all when you are illustrating?
Thanks! And yes, all the time! Never directly from any single reference though, usually I gather a whole bunch of images related to whatever I’m working on so I can take it all in as a whole and figure out the best way to use that visual information to make my own piece more believable, if that makes any sense at all.@1 year ago with 12 notes
Anonymous asked: How/What do you edit your sketches in PS? :o
Usually I just desaturate them, since my scanner adds weird colour hues, and then play with the levels and/or curves until I get the right balance, then quickly clean up any leftover spots of dust.@1 year ago with 8 notes