So, I thought I would start off Inktober with an idea to take a drawing that will evolve into a cover of one of my books. It's obviously set in the Prisoner of the Mind universe. But you'll have to wait and see where the finished version turns up. Anyway, here is my process. It all started with a doodle of a cityscape on the horizon. (see above)
Here is the beginning of the futuristic cityscape that I am adding on to. At this phase of the drawing, I'm trying to figure out some depth to expand on the original drawing.
I am making the city come alive with people and vehicles all interacting with each other. I'm trying to get that busy NYC street feel.
I've got the basic layout done, now I'm fine tuning the people and vehicle details.
Let's get on with the inking part. I'm fleshing out the details and features of the people and buildings. My pencil is pretty loose on this one leaving a lot of room for interpretation with ink.
In addition to that drawing, I have done another of my main character Cole falling backward out of a window. I just finished inking this one too, and once the cityscape is completed (see below) I will put them both together in photoshop for the finished product.
Ok, here is the final ink of the cityscape with all of the people walking here and there. Flying cars fill the sky with busy intersections below.
Here is the composited black and white image.
This is the beginning of the color composition. There is a lot more to do here, so check back as I work on this one. I should have it finished up in a week or two.