Wednesday morning at BrainShare I decided to experiment with the markers. Rather than beginning with pencil and ink, and then coloring line-art, I decided to just dive in with the markers.
Since I was coloring “freehand,” with no reference and no guidelines, I decided to do something that wouldn’t look ‘wrong’ if I screwed it up. That ruled out any of my characters, which was a good thing — I wanted to push myself OUT of the comfort zone. So I drew a dragon.
It came out okay.
There’s a blue smudge barely visible in this scan to the right of the dragon at about the height of his knee. I’m considering adding some background to mask said smudge, so that the piece will fetch a few bucks at Penguicon.
I’m ALSO considering doing a few more of these, with differing subject matter. It’s like working with watercolors, only without the tedium of mixing your own colors.
p.s. The black smudge behind the dragon is a speck on the glass of my scanner. Where DID I put the Windex?