This piece is a commission I just recently finished (approx. 10″x15″–Sumi ink on Bristol). I don’t believe I would have ever drawn either the Predators or Aliens had it not been for this commission, so I really had a fun time doing this.
Below is the original thumbnail I did (4 1/2″x 7″–brush pens on Bristol).
If you’re inerested in a commission feel free to email me by going to the “about me” section of this blog. Daddy needs a new pair of shoes! And a 60GB video iPod!
As always, click on image to enlarge.
2) Pencils done on a sheet of copy paper (8 1/2″x 11″)
3) Then I blow up the pencils to apprx. 8″x 12″ (still, smaller than many artists work at) and lightbox them onto Bristol (in this case Smooth but I usually prefer Vellum finish for interiors). I don’t have a scan of just the tight pencils, but, the next closest thing is the above image, which shows the part of the image that I used Sakura’s Pigma Micron Pens on.
4) The rest was done with a #2 round sable brush and Sumi Ink.
5) Here’s the final inked version of the cover (I filled the blacks in Photoshop).
Tomorrow I’ll post the final colored version.
There’s no rhyme or reason to this–I just drew it for the heck of it. It was just another excuse to play with my brush pens.