Monday, July 01, 2013

No Such Thing as Mummy!

"Just exactly where are we?"

Earlier, I did a piece on two young Minoans.  I thought it would be fun to do a similar piece, except to switch the setting to ancient Egypt.

Here is a brief documentation of my process on this drawing:

To begin, I did variations to determine the characters and composition.

This was the comp I decided to go with.  Notice I was trying to see which way the coffin lid should open.  (Final decision was based upon a lot of eye-squinting.)

I scanned in the sketch and combined the elements I needed.  This became my reference to the final illustration.

On the watercolor paper, I blocked out color for the characters in the foreground.

Then the middle-ground and background.

Admittedly, I don't have a rule of doing which part first.  It is usually dictated by what I had in mind and what makes the most sense in the composition.  Either way, the idea is to block out all the main colors.

I then worked the details, such as drawing the hieroglyphs for the background.

Final step was to darken the dark, lighten the light, and added in the details.

The final illustration is shown at the top of the post.

Hope you enjoy reading my process.  :)

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