Watch Robin Banks share their sketching process for a character. You'll see them start by creating loose forms of the illustration with a blue pencil and then use a red pencil to carve out the final details of the illustration before inking.
The act of creation doesn’t occur in a vacuum and is, in fact, nearly always predicated on what came before. It’s a badly kept secret that artists use the work of others as raw material in the creation of new works.
Learn how to create retro-style artwork with this in-depth series. In part three of this series, we’ll explore texture including the impact of ink, paper, aging, and the environment artwork lives in.
Learn how to simulate retro artwork in this three-part series dedicated to the history of printing methods and how to recreate them digitally. In part two of the series, we’ll explore the history of color in printing including lithography, four-color printing, and more.
Learn the secrets of simulating vintage artwork in this three-part series. These articles are a must-read for digital artists, illustrators, comic book creators, and print designers looking to bring retro touches to their work.