Monday, November 29, 2010

The Ghost of Christmas Present

Concept and process sketches for the Ghost of Christmas Past.

Concept sketches

The Jerry Garcia look.

Final approved sketch

Black line art

Color pallet

Complementary color pallet

Add background color

Add basic figure color

More figure color

Foreground color

Candles and torch

Add glow

Face color

Rim light

I then took the illustration to my compadre, Sterling Hundley, and told him that something was really bothering me about the illustration -- that the head seemed out of place. He looked at the printout and drew a little sketch below and suggested that I tilt the head back more.

Which I did. Drawing of new head as suggested by Sterling

New head painting

Added holly highlight

Final illustration

1 comment:

Tin Salamunic said...

This is great. Tilting the head back really gave the piece more movement and added perspective. Excellent! :D