I started this color sketch for today’s post, but I started to spend too much time on it, so I just stopped where I was at and called it a night. Hopefully it’s interesting enough as is.
Incidentally, I did this all on the Cintiq, and I realized from doing the initial rough sketch that another advantage of the Cintiq is the ability to zoom in when drawing detail. Obviously I zoom in and out while painting detail, but because I usually start my illustrations with a sketch on paper, I didn’t realize how much of an advantage it is to get up close when doing that initial step (although I still prefer the feel of real paper).
I’ve had lots of little gigs come in recently. For some reason these things come in waves. I’m not complaining. It’s nice to have the work. It’s just curious that the work tends to come all at once. In any case, here’s a little doodle from the other night. This is actually a character from a story I’ve written. If only I had the time to finish illustrating the entire thing.