UPDRAFT | Illustration Master Class 2015
Gouache on watercolor paper, acrylic on Dura-Lar / 17″x11″ / 2015

Painted as an assignment for Illustration Master Class 2015 from a brief used for the book cover of Updraft published by Tor. The background is executed in gouache and FW ink on watercolor paper, while the character was inked and painted on a separate Dura-Lar overlay in FW and Acryla Gouache to mimic the appearance of pre-digital animation production artwork. The above image is a digital composite of the two scanned layers, assembled in Photoshop. The city background was designed in Sketchup Make, and the final drawing completed in Photoshop. View the process gallery below to see how the painting was completed.

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