Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Towers II and III

Towers II & III
Ink + Digital. 2011.

A friend of mine was asking me how I make these drawings, so I'm going to extrapolate from that that other people may be interested to know. They're all done a bit differently, but essentially I start with a line drawing. This is one I did in my sketchbook while waiting for visitors at E.A.S.T. I then scan it into Photoshop, use the magic wand tool to remove the white background, and then insert another layer beneath the line drawing. Then, using either the pen tool or paint bucket, I fill in areas of grey, making a new layer for each new tone. (Keep in mind that each layer except the bottom one needs to be background-less.) Finally I select each respective layer and apply the Color Halftone filter, choosing a different dot pattern for each one. It's not much more complicated than that, and as you can see, it can yield some interesting results. Now on to self promotion:

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