Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Next Goddess Cosplay
In case you were wondering where I was going with the last scans of the petty goddess drawing - well - here is a better idea. Surprise! She's Gorgon-riffic! Not quite done with the pencils - but my fingers hurt at the moment from drawing all of those scales. This is still just the pencil sketch.
For those who are interested - what I am actually drawing looks little like the above image. I'm not drawing with a #2 pencil on manila paper or anything. This is just a scan of the sketch run though a filter in Photoshop so you can see it. What it actually looks like is this:
That's a lot harder to make out on some computer screens. Why? I'm using a pencil that is designed to not copy or photograph well - a Non-Photo pencil. The official name is:
Prismacolor COL-ERASE 20028 Copy not NP Blue
That's a mouthful. :) It's meant for sketching so that you can lay down ink over it and not have to erase since, in theory, it is a color that graphic arts cameras cannot detect. It these days of Photoshop and layers, these pencils don't get much love. But I love them. Smooch smooch smooch. I am a heavy handed drawer, and sketching with a regular pencil involves a lot of erasing and my hand drags though the graphite and I smear everything and it the paper - and my hands - end up a piggy mess by the time I am done. The NP Blue pencils draw very lightly, don't smear and only barely smudge, and don't leave me looking like a preschooler on art day.
So, anyway, welcome to my world. There are pencil shavings everywhere.