On Halloween, I shared a new illustration that I recently finished featuring Ichabod Crane from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Here’s some of the process work that went into the painting:
The original sketch, drawn on a regular sheet of paper. I used a red pencil to rough it out and then went over it with a regular pencil line.
Before I started painting, I did a few studies to figure out what direction I wanted to go with the color.
The initial color block-in:
Texture, shading, and details:
Final painting, with effects like wind and stars added: