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Usagi Yojimbo #154 step-by-step process

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Usagi Yojimbo #154 step-by-step process

Postby Steve Hubbell » Wed Jan 27, 2016 17:04 +0000

Stan Sakai wrote:January 27, 2016

I sent in the artwork for UY 154. As usual, the total image area is 10x15 inches on 11x17" 2-ply 500 series, cold press Strathmore bristol board.
Here is a step-by-step of one of a 1/3 tier panel.


1. Penciled with a 3mm 2H lead, then a 5mm HB. Panel outlined with 3.5 technical pen. Word balloon with a Koh-i-noor art pen.

The lettering was written with a Rotring Sketch Pen, which has a rigid nib. I use a Fine point for regular lettering, but in this case used a Bold point for emphasis.


2. Foreground figures inked with an older Koh-i-noor Art Pen and Badger Black Opaque ink (old formula). I'm still on the look out for a new brand of ink.

Chuck Dillon wrote: Do you build up the thicker weight lines or do it in one stroke?

I built it up because I wanted to make that first foreground character pop out.


3. Background inked with a newer, and stiffer, Koh-i-noor pen.


4. The panel is erased, then blacks spotted with a brush. Textures and clothing designs added, and the panel is finished.
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Re: Usagi Yojimbo #154 step-by-step process

Postby Lobster Johnson » Wed Jan 27, 2016 18:28 +0000

Cool. Looks like the return of the Komori ninja! 8)
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