Eating an Elephant, part III
This is the last part of my elephant series. Be sure to check out part I and part II.
After my art is "inked", I go back to the computer, scanning my pages and adjusting the contrast, so the lines are clear. I then put photos in for backgrounds wherever I need them. As a rule, I use a maximum of 3 photos per page, so it doesn’t get out of hand. I tone down these backgrounds as well, 20-30 percent opacity is enough. And then I print it out again.
The final page is colored in Ecoline watercolors, almost only using grey with a little bit of yellow in it. After scanning the pages (again!), I bring out elements or tweak the colors in Photoshop.
It’s like eating an elephant. One bite at a time…