Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Birdman's Assistant

Birdman, like any evil mastermind, needs an assistant. The little guy's pale eyes are wide open, and his long, bony fingers timidly hold the magic lantern.

I planned this character first in red Nupastel and charcoal on a separate piece of tracing paper. 

I then sealed the drawing with workable fixatif and transferred it down to the primed board, using transfer paper that I made with graphite on another piece of tracing paper.

The charcoal step allows me to solve a lot of problems early on when things are easy to change. It's the storytelling stage of picture-making.

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