Happy New Year, everyone!
Hard to believe that another year has gone by. And in honor of the 18th year of this century, I have here and octopus. I realize that octopi have eight arms and not 18, but let’s not worry about that.
I started with a pencil sketch that started out very loose, then I gradually tightened up a bit.
I then inked it.
I was originally planning on leaving it black and white, but I eventually decided to apply a wash and some ink splatter.
The original piece is fairly large, and even with my large format printer, I had to stitch this together.
Posted in 2018, art, comics, illustration |
Tagged animals, art, cartoon, cartoons, cephalopod, comic, comics, drawing, illustration, ink, ink wash, inkwash, octopus, pencil, peter glanting, sketch |
I photograph many cityscapes, for they are great for ink washin’ (the apostrophe means it’s fun). Ink wash is very quick to render large areas of light and shadow, and it’s a lot of fun. What I like to do is to get a reference photo and render it well in pencil. Then I do a quick pen sketch, followed by a wash.
Posted in 2016, art, comics, illustration |
Tagged cartoon, cartoons, cityscape, comic, comics, drawing, illustration, ink, inkwash, la, peter glanting, san francisco, sketch, wash |