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step-by-step of the cover for Usagi Yojimbo Sketchbook #13

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step-by-step of the cover for Usagi Yojimbo Sketchbook #13

Postby Steve Hubbell » Fri Jul 01, 2016 9:10 +0000

Stan Sakai wrote:July 1, 2016

Here is a step-by-step of the cover for the Usagi Yojimbo Sketchbook #13. Watercolor on 10x12 inch 4-ply Strathmore bristol with a 6.5x10 inch image area.


Strathmore used to make a great 500 series 5-ply bristol that took liquid media well and was almost indestructible, but they discontinued it. Their 4-ply is an acceptable alternative, but there is some warping on larger pieces. They also made a good illustration board, but I don't like the thickness.

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Pencil drawing with 3mm HB mechanical pencil lead. The idea is to place the logo on the top portion, partly behind Usagi's ears.

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The image and border were masked and background was watercolored.

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The mask over the image was removed.

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Starting to work on Usagi. Since it is a water scene, I figured on using predominantly cooler colors--blues, violets and greens.

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Gotta love tentacles.

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More tentacle work.

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Adding shading and textures, and working the entire image now.

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Details such as eyes are added.

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The border mask is removed, and it's finished.



Stan Sakai ‏@usagiguy wrote:

Working on the watercolor drawing for the Usagi Yojimbo Sketchbook 13 back cover

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Re: step-by-step of the cover for Usagi Yojimbo Sketchbook #

Postby go » Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:28 +0000

Dear Readers,
There will be a Usagi Yojimbo Sketchbook 13?
With a color cover?
How wonderful!
Thank you Sensei Sakai.
Best wishes to all!
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Re: step-by-step of the cover for Usagi Yojimbo Sketchbook #

Postby maichan » Fri Jul 01, 2016 11:26 +0000

Looking forward to this issue with eager anticipation. :D
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Re: step-by-step of the cover for Usagi Yojimbo Sketchbook #

Postby Stan Sakai » Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:41 +0000

We are planning for Sketchbook 13 to have an 8-page color insert printing Julie and my watercolor collaborations as well as color covers front/back/inside front/inside back with my art.

Hopefully, we will have it in time for San Diego.
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Re: step-by-step of the cover for Usagi Yojimbo Sketchbook #

Postby maichan » Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:38 +0000

Stan Sakai wrote:We are planning for Sketchbook 13 to have an 8-page color insert printing Julie and my watercolor collaborations as well as color covers front/back/inside front/inside back with my art.

Hopefully, we will have it in time for San Diego.


Wow, this is great news! :D
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