Here's the final version of the illustration, I'm reasonably pleased with how the horse came out as horses can be difficult to get right, they're quite tricksy things to draw. Sybil's face has been softened and made more feminine compared to the inked version posted previously, the client wanted her to look feminine and determined and the previous drawings didn't exactly show that, the scene was also meant to have a "sense of urgency" and I hope I pulled it off for the final artwork.
This is one of three illustrations that were commissioned along with some scrolls for text to be placed on - this was for a full page, one of them was just a very small spot illustration of Sybil on her horse and the other was about a third of a page and shows the gathering of the militiamen which I'll probably be posting something on next.
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Monday, September 25, 2006
Here's the inks, all done with Pilot DR fibre-tip pens mostly using a 0.1 size pen with a bit of 0.3. Some cleaning up to be done at this point still, but it's pretty much finished. There was some back and forth with the client on a few elements at this stage, mainly Sybil's face, which went through a few changes over the course of the illustration. You'll be able to see the difference in the finished illustration which I'll be uploading soon.
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
The client asked for some changes so this is the second version of the rough, I think it looks better for their suggestions, not so claustrophobic and the open space suggests more of a ride for poor old Sybil. There were a couple more minor changes before the final pencils were finished. Go here if you want to read about who Sybil Ludington was and what she did. More soon.