Thursday, 1 November 2018

Rough Troll (updated)

One of these days I'll do a blog post on my production methods from beginning to finished version. For now here's a peek at the pencil roughs for the next Derek the Troll strip. The ruled lines are a guide for lettering, which I'll do before I ink the strip. (I letter directly onto the artwork.) 

Update: And now here's the inked version. I'll clean it up a little when I scan it into Photoshop to colour it. At the last minute I decided to have his tongue handing out, after I'd drawn the mouth, so the original bottom lip line needs erasing. 
The deadline is Friday and the finished strip will be in Goof! No.4, which goes online on Saturday! I'll show the completed preview in my next post.


qamar said...

Hi Lew,
Have you every thought about going fully digital. I use my ipad for my initial sketches. And then if need be I finish off on my Wacom.

I'm sure you have considered it. Just curious why you have stuck to ink on paper


Lew Stringer said...

I've tried it, but I don't like it much. To me it feels like putting a pane of glass over the drawing. I don't feel as connected to it as I'd like.

I suppose I'll have to change eventually, but at present I still like the organic feel of drawing onto Bristol Board.

qamar said...

One annoying thing with the ipad is you have to have it constantly charged. But once you get used to it you won't go back :) But yes I understand the feel of pen on paper.

Keep up the blog, It's a regular read for me :)

Lew Stringer said...

Thanks. Glad you're enjoying it.