Monday, December 10, 2007
Moby Dick 2
In this piece I tried working scratch board into the piece. I have been working with scratch board for my comic, and I was trying to find a good way to work color into the otherwise black and white composition. I used scanned watercolor washes under the ink work to incorporate texture into the colored areas. I also tried locking the black ink layer and coloring over it, but it lost a lot of the contrast that I like. It also looked awkward because the coloring over the black was very flat and I was going for a more gritty feel. I got a lot of flack for the composition of the piece, and I agree that it looks awkward. If you couldn't guess the two white lumps with the black lump between is supposed to a drowning man. I have since learned to take more time when composing an image.