When I began experimenting with Digital Painting I wanted to try a range of styles:
- Pure digital painting with no line art at all. DONE (Digital Painting #2)
- Digital painting on a simple traditional pencil, or digital pencil, drawing with no dark pen line art at all.
- A pure vector drawing for the line art and flatted out areas for really tight colour. DONE (Digital Painting #4)
- Digital painting in a loose painterly style for the background with regular cartoon-like foreground images.
I’ve completed 1. and 3. in the last few days. So today I want to look at 2.
Digital painting on a simple traditional pencil, or digital pencil, drawing.
Since I’m still reading ‘Game of Thrones’ my mind is still thinking about the different Houses and their words and flags. As I thought about that last night I saw that if I had a flag it would actually, most likely, be a fox, the same as my family name. So, for fun today I decided to work on a fox picture.
Here is the sketch:
This is with the base colour painted in:
And this is the final image:
This took about an hour and half. Initially I was going to gradually go over it in more and more detail but after just one rough layer of shading I liked it as it was. (I did actually start a more detailed layer but then I took it off.) This painting is really close to the loose, free, style of painting and line work which I have been trying to produce for ages. I think the work which inspired me used a brown colour for the line work rather than black. That would make my final image look more like:
I can’t decided which I prefer? Maybe the black/grey line art? 🙂
(All Images unless otherwise explicitly stated are © Jo Fox, 2015)