Sunday, September 7, 2008

Pencil versions

Here are the unmodified pencil/ink versions of a few of my recent pieces. Although a lot is gained when the color is eventually added, a little something is always lost too.



8 comments:

David Wolter said...

Beautiful work.

Thomas Herpich said...

Thanks David.

Looking at 'em some more... I think I really prefer this version of the wolves drawing.

royalboiler said...

Holy shit you draw good Tom.
These are so cool.

Humberto said...

WOW!!! I`m a new guy around here... WOW again. You are amazing!!! Congratulations from Argentina.

ULAND said...

Spectacular.

Christopher MacDonald said...

great work!!!

Raphael said...

Hey I really love your stuff! I was wondering when you add color how do you stop the pencil from smearing and mixing with the watercolors?

Thomas Herpich said...

Thanks much y'all.

Raphael:
There's a few different ways I go about it, but in every case I'm painting on a scanned and reprinted version of the linework, not the original pencils. Sometimes I'll composite the color and original pencils, sometimes just use the painted print. It's all done in Photoshop.