View Full Version : My first WIP - illustration

06-09-2012, 08:16 AM
This a link to another thread where I describe my illustration method. http://www2.ambientdesign.com/forums/showthread.php?40483-This-is-a-quick-and-easy-technique

This time I will try to do the same in ArtRage as I did in Painter to see if I can get a good looking illustration for one of my picture books.

The first pictures are the sketch and the original drawing. They are made both using my Staedtler Noris Graphite 771 (http://www.staedtler.com/graphite_771_eng), my favourite pencil. The lightpad I use is an Artograph A930 (http://www.artograph.com/products/light_pad-a930.htm) to copy the original from my sketch on the Canson 200 g (http://en.canson.com/canson%C2%AE-brand/fine-art-range) drawing paper.

I will be back to show the progress I make...


Steve B
06-10-2012, 04:35 AM
I look forward to seeing what you've got here Twagger. Thanks for putting the time aside to share!

06-13-2012, 09:25 PM
This is the result so far: I used the Crayon and the Chalk tools for colouring. The drawing (multiply layering) on top of the single layer of colour. I don't like many layers, just one or two mostly. That way the illustration work is closest to "the real thing". One or two tools suits me best also, just like when I work on paper or canvas. ArtRage is not as quick and intuitive when comes to colouring as Painter. But it is close. I have to get more used to AR maybe. But the Oil Pastel tool like in Painter is what I miss in ArtRage. Crayon and Chalk is a substitute that is useful, but not as good.

06-20-2012, 12:13 AM
Beautiful illustration - I like it a lot!