Sunday, March 25, 2007

Tri-tone fish

Just for kicks, I figured I'd have a go at doing a quick sketch (about 15 minutes) of a giant fish with minimal tone. After laying down a gestural line drawing with a non-photo blue marker, I quickly rendered over it with a black Pilot SCA-UF (I used these long before Sharpies; they've got a great flexible tip!). A scan and output onto Letramax paper and an application of three Pantone colors- 1205, 304 and 264. With those three colors I tried to establish a highlight, mid-tone and shadow. Theoretically I could go back in with any other color and let these underlying colors act as shadow. This is the basic technique I try to pass onto my Advanced Storyboard class when it comes to quick renderings.

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