Migraine gone, slept well, started this around 7am and have just finished at noon!
I drew the black line art on Rhodia Dot Grid paper, scanned in it, removed the dot grid and created a transparent background in GiMP and then coloured it in Autodesk Sketchbook pro.
My tools were – Sakura Micron pens on the paper, and a Microsoft Surface Pen on the Microsoft Surface Studio screen.
I did pencil in the letters before handlettering them, and I also penciled in the outer border for the artwork.
I did make use of gradient tools in Autodesk Sketchbook Pro, as well as a glow airbrush tool and layers.
I did want to try to colour it in in a more traditional style with the digital tools, but it just didn’t happen this time …
Now, I need to get my shower and sort myself out for the remainder of the day, which does include starting work again on my next Entangled book for Dover Publications’ Creative Haven series of adult coloring books.
The Inktober 2018 challenge has helped me to get my hand/eye coordination back in some kind of shape after a week or more away from drawing when I took my trip oop t’Yorkshire Dales.
Oh, I just knew I had to include a quote about stars! Goes without saying.
My hand lettering does need some working on, but it’ll do in this instance.
Sakura Glaze pen outline, various metallic pencils, paints and pens to fill in the design.
Totally lack inspiration for a title for this piece. Inspiration from observations of ammonites, Romanesque and Gothic architecture, formanifera, leaf skeletons, webs…and just my imagination and intuitive way of creating art. Turning black into glorious colour once again!