The top one is gouache and ink with some computer-assist color. It’s also based on a Modigliani painting I had never seen until yesterday. The bottom one is ink and wash with flat computer color and some speckled color overlay.
The problem with wash is that it’s difficult to scan properly. If you leave the soft tones, then the blacks lack vibrancy. If you beef up the blacks, then the softer tones get lost. But I like playing around with wash. It’s just that if my intent is reproduction, it may not be the best choice.
I’m playing around with this approach of pen-and-ink, pre-scanned wash, and flat color.
I just received word that I was accepted to TCAF! I’m on a con run, it seems. I need to work out the logistics, but I’m excited. This also means that, yes, I’ll need to print up the Carnivale book. I’ve been shopping it around to publishers with mostly the sound of crickets as my response, but I’ll print up my own regardless to have at the TCAF.
Ink, wash, and flat computer color.
I was thinking of adding more layered color, but the flat color brings out the line work more. I’m not sure about the colors themselves. The combination is odd, but it is kind of growing on me.