Today I played around a bit more with my new graphgear mechanical pencil.
I drew a sketch of a woman with wings. She started off as an angel and then became a fairy. Then I put a dress on her, which, if you’re flying up in the air, isn’t exactly practical! Anyway, I was trying see if I could follow Mark Crilly’s drawing style for his Miki Falls manga / comic book series.
Here’s an example of his art on this project:
I like the way he has thicker, darker lines around the main objects and then shades the rest like a really good pencil drawing. You can really see what I’m mean if you look at Miki waking up in her sleeping bag in the bottom left panel.
So here’s my attempt at that kind of style / effect:
I used a black coloured pencil to do the thick outlines. It was a watercolour pencil so it was really soft to use and I think I ended up making the lines too thick. Nevertheless, I’m beginning to get there with that kind of style.
(Then just because I had the watercolour pencils out I decided to colour my picture…
I don’t like the watercolour pencil effect much. I should have left it alone!