Progression of a page

Hello Relics fans! I wanted to post some art for your viewing pleasure. This is the progression of a page in the comic book from original sketch and ink, to clean up and then coloring. I start out with thumb nails of my layout. Once I have the images sketched out on a post-it note or some other scrap, I layout the panels on on Canson Bristol paper comic art boards. I use non-photo blue pencils in varying thicknesses to get a rough sketch of what’s on the page. I usually keep my sketching pretty loose.  There are times when I have to re-work an area to get the right pose or facial expression and the blue lines get pretty gnarly. Then I come in and ink it all by hand with my Prismacolor Premier Pens. I’ve been using them for a while and I like the way they work. Once the page has been inked and corrected (on rare occasions I have to use some whiteout to make small edits) then I scan it at the local print shop.  Then I have a friend that cleans them up for me in Photoshop and I deliver them to my colorist for some digital painting. The last step is to add text and word balloons and then send the page off to the printer. I can sometimes get a page penciled and inked in an 8 hour day if all goes well.

Page 10 SketchedPage 10 InkedPage 10 colored


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Anthony Woolf

Well hello there fellow artists in training. My name is Anthony Woolf and I have been drawing since I was a kid at which time I learned how to draw stick figures. I don't care what age you are or what point in life you are at, you CAN draw a stick figure and much, much more! I will show you how. I draw, draw, draw and then sometimes I sleep and eat something nutritious. Then it's back to drawing. I love it! I am a freelance artist. I work with a local whiteboard animation company called The Draw Shop. I sketch commissioned portraits and fine art for people, do storyboards, concept art and caricatures. If you have any questions about art or drawing or what my favorite food is, don't hesitate to ask.

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