The first painting-to-be is about the filming of a movie.
This is a detail of the nearly finished, inked piece--pre-watercolor washes.
My resource photos are pretty basic.
For the pillars, I took a photo of a column on my porch.
In another part of the picture, the Bride of Frank has pencilled-in shading.
My own hand as photo ref.
After the pencil lines are drawn to satisfaction (notice I didn't write "to perfection") I lightly shade the piece with a 2H pencil. The outline inking is done with a small brush, the shading is done with a Hunt 102 Crow Quill nib...
...and the zen-like part (notice I didn't write "tedious part") begins. Yes, I love the look--and the process of--layered cross-hatching.
After a constructive critique by some fellow illustrators, I finished the pen-work. Rather than add paint now, I want to ink up the other two drawings first, so next post will be about picture number two: The Editor.
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