Shades of gray.
Throughout the 80’s, Hayao Miyazaki created a comic called Nausicaä. I didn’t discover the series until about 10 years ago, but I was blown away by the style it was done in. There was a lot of hashing instead of solid blacks (for shading) and everything was done in a kind of loose, organic line work. It created such a unique feel for everything, and really even created a mood for the whole world. I feel like these 3-value drawings of Father Robot I’ve done in the past couple of days remind me of how Nausicaä made me feel back when I first read it. Not that it’s in the same style or anywhere near as well-rendered, but I do like how this has come out.
Again, this was done with Copic technical pens and sketch markers. I got a little more variation in value by blending the markers together when I could.
Posted on June 5, 2015, in Comics, Commisions, Practice Pieces, Robots For All, Sketchbook and tagged comic book, comic books, comics, copic, copic markers, copics, drawing, Father Robot, illustration, robot, robots, Sam Garland, sci-fi, science fiction, sketch. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.