I had a community member inquire on how I go about illustrating my work on the sketch covers. For this piece I used colored pencil.
Started out with a sketch and added all the detail to it that I felt that needed for this particular work.
I like to establish where my shadows are. That better helps me to visually see my work take form.
**The areas that I did not plot out shadows first were in the sky, her hair and her belt. I layed down a light layer of color and then slowly started to layout the darker colors/shadows.
I go back and reinforce any areas that might show too much white on the page, or that don’t have enough shadow.
I add in any detail/line art in that I feel the piece needs to get the look I’m going for.
That’s a quick summary of how produce pieces in this medium. I hope this was helpful. If you any questions, please feel free to ask.