Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sheep Sketch

This is what's on the board.
This is what my drawings look like when they're just about all figured out, just before I go to the final version to color. This will get a few tweaks, but mostly, its 'there'. Its a patchwork of cut-out individual drawings all taped together, with a sheet of tracing paper over them with a few extra bits drawn on. In other words, a sloppy mess! Even though I could do this in Photoshop, I still like to do it the old-fashioned way. What can I say.
I've decided to take out the tree in the background top right - think it detracts from the characters down front. It will be all 'field'.

Oh, forgot to say - Happy FALL!! When this drawing is colored, it will make sense ...


CC said...

This is how I like to work also and working on the computer is so different and
no matter how positively I approach it, a
pain instead of a pleasure.

I LOVE your sheep and can't wait to see where you're going.

Judith said...

You made my day, Paula, with you 'real' sketches. I, too, feel happier with a pencil than a keyboard. Enjoy your blog so much!

Fay Akers said...

it's nice to see behind the screen shots. thanks for sharing.

Jeanette said...

I'm glad someone else works things out on real paper. There's a satisfaction in sketching, cutting, pasting and rearranging, than is never there in electronic form.

Wendy Edelson said...

I especially love the sheep checking out his backview in the mirror, kindly held by his woolly friend!
Three big fat cheers for "traditional" media!!!