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UY 163 cover process plus sketchbook #14 and more...

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UY 163 cover process plus sketchbook #14 and more...

Postby Steve Hubbell » Wed May 10, 2017 14:48 +0000

Been awhile since we posted anything here.....

Stan Sakai wrote:Working on the cover of the Usagi Yojimbo Sketchbook #14

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Stan Sakai wrote:I signed the tip-in plates for the Usagi Yojimbo Book 31: The Hell Screen hardcover. 676 plates for an edition of 575, each with a head sketch.

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Stan Sakai wrote:After completing (almost) the TMNT/Usagi Yojimbo crossover story I'm back on Usagi. UY 161 will be out in September with 162 to follow the next month. I just turned in the cover to UY 163.”

“As usual, the cover was drawn on 500 series 2-ply Strathmore cold press Bristol board with a 10x15.5" image area.

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Pencilled with an HB .5 mm mechanical pencil

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Outline inked with a Koh-i-Noor ArtPen (which was discontinued about 15 years ago).

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Black was spotted with a Pentel BrushPen filled with my own ink. Details drawn with two ArtPens--an older one for bold lines and the dot pattern and a newer, stiffer one for finer lines.
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Re: UY 163 cover process plus sketchbook #14 and more...

Postby jabba359 » Wed May 10, 2017 16:12 +0000

Haha, I missed it on the Facebook post (likely because I saw it on my phone), but I just noticed the little turtle on the left side. :mrgreen:
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