Eating an Elephant, part III

This is the last part of my elephant series. Be sure to check out part I and part II.

After my art is “inked”, I go back to the computer, scanning my pages and adjusting the contrast, so the lines are clear. I then put photos in for backgrounds wherever I need them. As a rule, I use a maximum of 3 photos per page, so it doesn’t get out of hand. I tone down these backgrounds as well, 20-30 percent opacity is enough. And then I print it out again.

The final page is colored in Ecoline watercolors, almost only using grey with a little bit of yellow in it. After scanning the pages (again!), I bring out elements or tweak the colors in Photoshop.

And that’s what the final art looks like. 120 pages to do that way.

It’s like eating an elephant. One bite at a time…

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