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Sketch Wednesday: Shameless

Totally stole this idea from my friend Robert.

Sketch Wednesday: Prawn Stars

Would have been nice if I could have added a bit of color to this one. Unfortunately I sketched it on physical paper (first in pencil, then inking with a Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen).

This means that I would need to actually paint over it with watercolors, with the mixing and the dabbing and the clean-up. Sounds wayyyy too much like work.

(I curse physical paper’s lack of layer support.)

Update: Now with color!

10 comments to Sketch Wednesday: Shameless

  • two silver cats

    I assume that’s Rick behind the counter… Though it kind of looks like the Old Man. What would a prawn representation of Chumlee look like?

  • First World problems ;-)

  • chubseus

    I don’t suppose we could get a sequel with pron stars?

  • I have often cursed the computer’s inability to cut and paste from the sticky notes I have stuck to my monitor…

  • Erika

    The real world seriously falls short of many computer features!

  • ken

    You can still add color to it digitally!

  • Erika

    Technically, yes. From a practical standpoint, not without completely redrawing it in a digital format. Which again sounds wayyyy too much like work!

  • ken

    Why not? I do this all the time by just slapping a multiply layer on top of a pencil sketch. Although, I don’t know what software you’re using, but you mentioned layers in the post (I use Painter.)

  • Erika

    Hmm, I hadn’t thought of trying to layer it on top! I usually do a layer with a transparent background in Sketchbook Pro on the iPad, then add color in a layer below in Photoshop. I’ll give that a try, thanks for the tip!

    I have been using Photoshop on a daily basis (both personally and professionally) for about five years, but I’m always learning something new – or being reminded of something I knew, but had forgotten!

  • ken

    Okay, cool, then you can definitely use the same trick. That’s just what I do because I’m not too keen on finishing up super clean line art before I color things and mainly use digital painting as a sketchbook level tool rather than for polished, finished stuff. Give it a try and see if you like it!