First we’ll ink our black & white line work to outline our scene. I’m drawing with basic COMICS WORKSHOP inking tools, on 11″x17″ cardstock paper.
NOT SHOWN: Before filming this video, I loosely penciled out the entire scene to make sure everything fit on the page!
Here’s the source image that launches our poster design: “Skirmish in the Wilderness” by Winslow Homer (1864)
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Next we’ll scan in our B&W ink drawing, to preserve the line artwork alone. (We’ll come back to the B&W image after we’ve colored the original page in the next step.)
Now that we have a B&W scan, we can get out our colored pencils & crayons to lay down some base colors:
In this 3rd session, we’ll add some more subtle colors, plus some surprise highlights — all in crayon:
Now it’s time to scan our color image & process digitally, including adding a layer of the B&W line artwork from STEP 2: