Believe it or not I do all these steps with every drawing. Really.
I can do this fairly quickly. I’m sure there are people out there that draw faster. But for me the pencil sketch for this one took about 20-25 minutes. And the coloring took a little less than an hour. That’s it.
The download feature is enabled. If you flip between these quickly enough it almost makes a step by step animation.
So thanks for reading my ramble. I’m almost done.
There are a lot of really good artists here on DA. I don’t watch too many, but the ones I do watch I enjoy quite a lot.
Two of my all time favorite artists are here on DA. Evhor and Wagnerf absolutely are the best, well in my humble heavily biased opinion. I knew about them before I joined here, and finding them was a bonus. They both use an amazingly dynamic figure, but then handle them totally 180 degrees away from each other. Evhor is a master of understatement. Just a silhouette, and some color but he’s dead on accurate. Well with the exception of a few exaggerations. I’ve tried to use his method with limited success. Wagnerf is on the opposite end of the scale. Even his ink lines look like they’re ready to jump off the page. I can’t figure out how he can pull that off.
Another favorite is Vaughn Bode. Back in the early seventies there was a cartoon called “Cheech Wizard”. Remember that? He’s also done figure drawings in some wild (for the time period) costumes and situations but if you look at ‘em, they’re just basic life study poses. I still have a collection of his drawings.
And Picasso. I had seen a few of his landscapes and thought “Meh…” But then I was at the New York MOMA and saw a figure study he did. Oh man! I just stared at this thing, when I finally was able to crawl away I wanted to go home and burn everything I’d ever done. It was gorgeous, and so simple. It was just a swoop representing a figure (much simpler than my stick figures at the first step) and the rest of the painting was a color study. On the right side was one color group, the other side was a second, and inside the head was a third color group. Oh I just melted.