Thursday, 30 January 2014
Year of the Horse
Today, January 31st is the Chinese New Year. It's year of the horse so I thought it would be a nice opportunity to draw my own vision of a leaping, galloping, frolicking horsey. Here's how I did it...
From top to bottom: I began with a very quick sketch in pencil. I didn't use any photo references so the proportions might be all wrong. As long as it looked vaguely horse-like I felt it was ok. The next stage I traced over this initial sketch with a better pencil rough. I used layout paper for this. It seemed to look near to what I imagined so I went straight to inking, using a lightbox to see the second sketch underneath my Bristol Board. The pens I used were the Micron, Copics and Sharpies.
I scanned the final drawing into Photoshop and played around with textures and layer blends.