We had a little extra time at work yesterday, as we waited for the next set of storyboards to be ready to revise. In that time, we get to practice drawing our characters, and practice drawing in general.
I felt like drawing Calvin.
Storyboard Pro is good for sketching too, it would seem :).
The danger is that I can become completely wrapped up in a piece once I start, which can make it a bad idea for doing while at work. Yet, it also provides an exciting kind of a break that doesn't have me surfing the net, checking facebook, etc. etc.
Well, we ARE a studio ... I was seated on the ground (it's more comfortable there sometimes) and I had an excellent view of the chair in front of me. I like to doodle while I listen, and it struck me as a great little challenge to see if I could get enough of this chair down before the end of the meeting.
This is the drawing / painting with photo reference right next to it. I began with a sketch (pen) in my sketchbook, and then used Copic marker to add skin tones and shadows (colour).
Then I scanned the drawing and brought it into SAI, and added the darker values of the background (and shirt). I really love the flexibility and accuracy that I can achieve using a combination of both traditional and digital media :).