Wednesday, December 31, 2014

BONNE ANNEE Step by Step Part 1 Pencils

Here's a look behind how we made our Holiday Card for this year.

Original art ending up being humongous. I started it out on 13" x 19" Strathmore 500 2 Ply Bristol board but I ended up having to add more paper so the final art is 20 x 19 inch.

Drawing the art with Col Erase Light Blue Pencil and Staedtler HB Lead.

Decided to change the pose slightly so the left hand was feeding the apple to the horse.


And brought the main character's legs closer together as I remembered I was drawing a dress not jodhpurs


Refining the main character


Wanted to nail down the dress and cape with messing up the drawing so did it on tracing paper so I could be nice and loose...

Traced off the dress and cape and began adding little details - necklace, stars belt etc.


Finish the dress and the the ground the horse is standing on.

Finishing up the horse - which way is the wind blowing, btw?


The final pencil art before Rachel inks it ...

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