Monday, May 10, 2010

From Sketch to Final: Crocodile Art

Here is the sketch scanned in and enlarged. This is actually two really rough sketches superimposed. This is really just a rough blocking sketch for layout purposes. I fleshed out the details in Photoshop. I had some other sketches of character studies for this croc which I did not scan. So even though this sketch is pretty obtuse, I have laid a lot of the ground work for the sketch, between other initial sketches and my thoughts and ideas for what was going to be happening in the piece.

Here is the finished phase of the sketch. As you can see, I created just about all of the details in Photoshop.I had fun researching this piece and I liked how the composition came out. It's busy but not so distracting that the story is lost.

Tomorrow, the conclusion!


claudine hellmuth said...

this is great! how to do you do your drawings in Photoshop? make them and scan in? or do you draw with a wacom?

Tracy Bishop said...

Hi Kathy, thank you so much for sharing your process. I LOVE reading what kinds of things that artists think as they are doing their work. It's so inspiring and educational.