Many of you out there wonder how it is that an artist takes a blank page and turns it into a fascinating drawing*. Simply put, it’s magic. Actually it’s alchemy which is a branch of magic. Mostly I just spill some pink or watercolor and wave a few pencils and pens around to make my drawings.
Or something like that. I really do believe it’s alchemy, however and don’t want to remove any of the magic by explaining my process.
But I’ll go a head and explain anyway. I start out with a pencil drawing, but not too tight; I leave plenty of room to improvise later. After the structural details are done, I do all the value stuff directly in pen.