Infested - start to finish

I sometimes start with a really rough idea for the piece. A quick thumbnail sketch to get the thought down. Often I would skip this step if there is a deadline or if I am already confident in what to draw.

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Once I know what I am doing, I start sketching it at the final scale.

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I use photo reference for things like hands. In this case I took photos of my own to get the proper gestures. 

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I add more and more details into my sketch as I go along.  Next the inking process starts.

I use a variety of tools from microns, to ballpoint pens to brush and ink. 

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I start experimenting with color here. I usually use watercolor or acrylic for my colors. 

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Here, I am pretty much done. This piece is rather minimal. The last part is to take the painters tape off.

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And sign it. 

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thank you for looking