2.15.2011

Process of Branwen the Blessed

I have some of the steps I took while doing this piece. Also, I have a way better version than the one I posted yesterday. It's at the bottom.

Step One: Linework. I used brown India Ink and a calligraphy pen.
 Step 2: Starting to block in color.
 Step 3: Lighting on the arms and hands and some wall. 

 Step 4: More Lighting and an outline of the city outside the window. Also some wallpaper.

 Step 5: The Bird is here now! Playing around with the lighting.
 Step 6: Pushed the bird back a little bit. Still trying to make the lighting work.


For these last two I made her look a little more like a woman instead of a really pretty man. I also made her arm and the bird's wing break the box a bit. Her eyes aren't as weird looking, and the city looks a bit better. I replaced the rolled up note (which looked like a giant joint no matter what I did) with an unrolled note.



In this one I adjusted the saturation and put more detail into her eyes, lips, and the note.




I think there's still more to be done, but I'm happy turning this one in. 

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is fantastic. Honestly, you are incredibly talented. Wow.

Judd said...

I'm confused... do you hand draw these, or draw it on a computer? Either way it's amazing though.

Hannah Hillam said...

I hand draw the line-work, and then I scan it and color it using Photoshop.