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IF : Phobia

Posted on Sunday, September 24th, 2006 under Sketches | No comments

My submission for this week's Illustration Friday theme: Phobia. And if you're looking for a great big list of everyone's favorite fears and frights, check this one out.


I forgot to talk about the process for this one, so here it is ...

I started out with sketching (#2 pencils) on medium weight drawing paper and followed it through with a mixture of inks; a Pilot Precise V5 for the fine details, a Sakura Pigma brush pen for the border, and a your standard fine-tip Sharpie for the darker stuff.

Scanned the artwork at 300 dpi (line-art setting) into Photoshop on my Canon N650U, and even though I started out by hand-coloring ... I quickly switched to using the paint bucket. Since the artwork and scan were super-clean, I didn't have to do too much work to get the paint bucket filling perfectly. After the fills, I worked up the background color (using a Mask to cut out the white for the letters) and added some "Overlay"-blended gradients behind each word. Finally, I went through and shadowed everything up using that sweet sweet "Burn" tool.

There you have it ... another pretty I.F. all done.

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