Astronaut in Steps

Since I’v been drawing so many astronauts and astroscapes, I thought I’d throw back the curtain a little and explain my process. I have skipped the penciling stage in this post, but, faithful readers, if you would like to see that stage, I’d be happy to oblige.

I had originally applied a wash directly to this piece, but I took it out when I decided to apply a wash digitally. astronaut

Here’s the astronaut sans wash.

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This is the wash that I did on a separate piece of bristol. Once it dried, I used a brush to splatter white ink over it to resemble stars.

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I touched up some of the shadows on the astronaut. I also tool parts of another wash to create the “depressurizing bolt” emitted from the astronaut’s cracked helmet. In the future, I’d like to ad another tone to the astronaut’s body, and maybe add some planets. dying astronaut

 

More Pickelhauben

A lot’s been going on: I’m working on multiple comics, writing copy, and trying to learn new illustration software.

To keep me grounded in these turbulent times, I go to my comfort zone: hats and helmets!

I found a great reference picture for these and decided that I’d use a wash on one and just use value on the other.

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Tomorrow Jerks

Apologies for my absence lo these past weeks. It’s been a busy month! Here’s what’s going on:
-I got engaged
-I finished grad school
-I launched my new comic, Tomorrow Jerks
-I am moving
-I went to LA for a weekend

And now I’d like to talk to y’all about Tomorrow Jerks, my new comic! It’s about about a couple of jerks and their Walrus buddy, yukkin’ it up in the future! The first chapter is up already and the second chapter is rolling out, one page a week! It’s free, Bee Tee Dubs. Here’re a couple o’ pages, to give you a taste. They’re unrelated:

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