Lest you should think I’ve been idle, I’ve been working on another picture for my book Butterfly Rolls. It’s a good chance to share my process as I can pause to scan my drawing as I work. I’m also trying to build up my portfolio and, most importantly, get quicker at this style of drawing!
Here are my reference photos. I always think it’s fun to see what the artist was looking at.
Here’s the rough sketch I did so I could work out the colors I wanted to use:
Then I lightly sketched the final picture and applied the marker basecoat. This is always the scariest step for me, as I could easily slip up and ruin the drawing. I actually did mess up on my first attempt — luckily it was not long after starting. I always breathe a big sigh of relief after this step is done.
Phew. Now for the colored pencil. Check back soon!