An Irate Mama Eagle

Drawing-of-the-Day 16! Blog post number 50! Whoo-hoo!

In the graphic novel I’m working on with writer Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, there is a lady eagle who is quite irate, and telling Spam the cat detective in no uncertain terms about why. Can’t tell you any more, for fear of a spoiler. but I sketched a panel today that I wanted to try out in paint.

I’m still working out the style i want to do the ultimate inked/painted panels in, so I’m experimenting to see how much detail is possible to put in with the colouring. I’d like to just do outline on the main subjects in each panel, and let the rest be indicated by colour and texture with some minimal inking. So I’ll be testing out various panels as I go, as it will inform my pencil drawings from the outset — the question is, how much detail do I actually need to tell the story effectively? I’ll be doing quite a few more of these in the near future, I think, to determine the answer.

An irate mama eagle tells Spam her troubles. Ink brush, watercolour, pigma micron pen on Opus Watermedia paper.

An irate mama eagle tells Spam her troubles. Ink brush, watercolour, pigma micron pen on Opus Watermedia paper.

6 responses to “An Irate Mama Eagle

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