Friday, May 22, 2009


Black prismacolor on coquille paper and linen weave paper with digital color.

This is the black and white drawing before digital coloring. It's a bit unusual in that in incorporates two different papers to achieve the textures; the clothing, or fabric areas are done on linen-weave acrylic paper which gives a woven texture to the drawing. That paper was carefully cut out and glued on to a sheet of fine Coquille paper, which has a texture of random, raised organic shapes. When you draw on each with a black Prismacolor pencil, you get two distinct textures which can be reproduced as "line" art, meaning that it doesn't have to be converted to halftone, as a grayscale drawing would be.

Here's a close-up of the two textures: