Saturday, July 05, 2008

bohemian grove marker

bohemian grove marker, originally uploaded by honoluludogfight.

I used to do a ton of advertising work. Storyboards, comps, and marker layouts for pitches and production. I was nearly constantly using prismacolor markers, and I enjoyed it. I would work up animation storyboards do them in full color with the markers and send them off looking for work. One studio finally bit and I sort of drifted away from doing the advertising thing. Then the computer dominated stuff and I drifted away from using markers. Recently though I blew the dust off my box of colors and have been having a blast. The results are posted here. Let me know what you think.


Dan said...

Those look like fun! I've never used markers before -- what sort of process & drawing tools (apart from markers, that is :) do you use? Pardon me for sounding like an imbecile :|

Mark Stroud said...

These are great. Markers are something I could never get my head around so I'm curious as to how you're doing the whole cell shading thing, particularly on the figures faces.

Honolulu Dogfight said...

Thanks guys!
I appreciate you taking a look at this stuff. Since these comments are sort of similarly related to process I'll try and nail it down in one response. These are drawn on Borden and Riley brand marker paper, which I find to be a little brighter white, and the ink sits nicely on. Lightly drawn in pencil and then carefully (because it smears easily) inked with a japanese brush pen. I have a few different kinds. Then you let it sit long enough to make sure the ink dries, erase the pencil and start laying in color. For the faces it's just flesh tone first, in small roundish strokes to get an even tone, and then go over it with a warm gray tone. The pens are translucent so the undertone shows through nicely.
If I was savvy I would make a video of the process,but savvy I am unfortunately not.
I do have more to post soon though.
thanks again,

Anonymous said...

Wow George, I really love the warmth of colour you get with these. Thanks for insight into how you do it. :D

aintshakespeare said...

Wow, thanks for the tips. I've always loved the vivid results of inks, but I could never get the markers to cooperate. I'll give your tips a try. Your stuff is amazing.

Honolulu Dogfight said...

Thanks willymj! I'm flattered, and have been a fan of yours for awhile now. Thanks for dropping by.

Shakespeare- I'm glad I could offer some tips. I can't wait to see what you come up with.