EnglishFrenchJapaneseKorean
Powered by Translate
Stay in the Loop: (newsletter signup form)

Usagi Yojimbo: The Hidden Part 6 cover process

A look inside the art by Stan Sakai

Usagi Yojimbo: The Hidden Part 6 cover process

Postby Steve Hubbell » Tue Dec 19, 2017 14:31 +0000

Stan Sakai (on Facebook) wrote:I just turned in the cover for Dark Horse Usagi Yojimbo #171 (issue #237 in the complete UY series). Here is the process. As usual, the image area is 10x15.5 inches on 11x17 inch 2-ply Strathmore cold press Bristol.

The story is The Hidden, part 6 of a 7-part story.

Roughing out shapes with a 2H .3mm mechanical pencil.

Image

Finished pencils drawn with a HB .5mm mechanical pencil. I used a meter stick to determine the vanishing points for the perspectives and a French curve for the swords.

Image

Inked with an Koh-i-Noor ArtPen (now discontinued) and Platinum Carbon Black ink.

Image

Erased with a Sumo Black eraser.

Image

Background textures added with the ArtPen.

I wanted this piece to be bottom lit to increase the drama and mood.

Image

Details added to finish the art.

Now it will go to Tom Luth for coloring.

Image
User avatar
Steve Hubbell
Taisho
 
Posts: 5809
Joined: Thu Sep 19, 2002 15:25 +0000
Location: Kalamazoo, MI

Re: Usagi Yojimbo: The Hidden Part 6 cover process

Postby Maka » Tue Dec 19, 2017 15:46 +0000

This is beautiful. I love the how Stan's art displays the lighting. So great! Peace, maka
User avatar
Maka
Daimyo <High-Ranking Lord>
 
Posts: 2992
Joined: Sun Mar 09, 2003 20:10 +0000
Location: California


Return to Step by Step

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests