This piece is a part of a bigger whole. I am working on the identity and marketing tools for my new band and our next album/tour….
This skull will be the main feature in our emblem so to say. I hope to be able to hang the bands visual identity on this symbol….
The paper used here is a French product from Canson (A4 18 1/2” X 11 3/4”) it is 70 gram pr square centimetres. It carries 100 sheets of bleed free XL Marker paper.
As fare as ink and pens go I stick with the new series from Edding.
They have a pen for every purpose, and they are very dynamic, thus provides a huge span in line thickness within each pen/marker. And they come with a great super black ink. No shininess or any disturbing pen marks in the black areas. And it has the same colour as most printer ink. They are totally opaque and fantastic for producing original drawings for sale. I will make an article about this on my blog in near future.
The process of creating this kind of image is rather simple.
I sketch on basically any old shitty paper scrap floating about, or on printer paper right out of the tray…and sometimes I buy sketch pads.
I us a standard technical pen for easy lead feed.
The sketch get scanned in to Photoshop, where I clean it up if needed. And sometimes I use Photoshops excellent tool set for small corrections and little changes in composition….
Thereafter I print the result out on a piece of paper better suited for inking.