Action Lab: Dog of Wonder Issue 4 Beginning to End Part 4: Pencils
The pencils. Nothing really spectacular here. For a cover, I will draw this at print size. This is on a sheet of regular Office Depot printer paper. I like to work at this size because it doesn't allow me to cause my people to lean, or get out of proportion TOO badly. I find the smaller I work on my initial sketches of people, the better I do with the overall body proportions. As I get larger in my picture plane, I tend to make the major masses the incorrect proportions.
After I finish the pencils to this level, I will scan them and blow them up to 11"x17" and print them out on my semi-smooth Bristol in a 16% Cyan for a "blueline" print to ink over.