I sketched out some animals in my notebook and used their shapes to kind of fit close together (ish). Here is my line work:
Then I shaded them with pencil..
I really liked this effect – with an ink outline and the shading in pencil.
For ages now I’ve been looking for a way to illustrate in a comic style which I like and am happy with. I’ve been playing around with different styles for years now. However, I just spent a few hours colouring the above ‘Animal Managery’ drawing . I did this in Photoshop and used a cell shading style with a mid, light and dark version of each local colour. I did it straight over the top of the pencil and ink drawing – setting the drawing layer to multiply.
Here’s the result…
I think I’ve stumbled onto a style which I finally really like. I’m going to follow up on this! 🙂