Saturday, February 17, 2007


Ron Marz and Luke Ross have a very cool book out there called SAMURAI. The were kind enough to ask Mike Atiyeh and me to contribute a pin-up to the collected edition of the second series. Well, here's the rough I did for it. I begin by doing a quick gesture drawing on the 11 x 17 bristol board. Once I'm happy with the positioning of all the characters, I put the sheet of tracing paper (Canson Tracing paper-- their CALQUE line of paper is my favorite) over it and do this slightly more refined drawing. The grey rectangles at the four corners are just strips of drafting tape-- I scanned it as a greyscale image to keep the file size down. I'll show the next step next time...