And here's the finished clean sketch. Most of the trees with be done in black to contrast with the lighter area around Roderick.
This took a while to sketch up, by I really enjoyed doing it. The fact is I can't compete with other webcomic creators in the speed category. It's just not going to happen. My heart lies with detailed work. I like the challenge of seeing what I can do with a pencil and pen. I can't wait to see how the two page spread that's coming up will turn out. I get to draw ruins! Woohoo!
If I can sketch and ink the pages at this level, I think we'll forgo most of the toning. The books I've been reading on inking have given me some interesting tips that I'd like to try. As long as I don't over-render and make things look confusing to the eye we should be all good.
Tomorrow is for the clean sketch of page one. As I said earlier, I'd like to get a pile of sketched pages ready before I begin inking. Let the fun continue!
"Draw your pleasure, paint your pleasure, and express your pleasure strongly."
-- Pierre Bonnard