RICH SKIPWORTH’S TIPS, TRICKS, AND NERDY TECHNO-BABBLE
This article first appeared in The Jester issue 472.
This issue, I’m going to attempt to show the essential steps I went through to complete a cover illustration for The Chistmas Jester in 2013. The theme was “Saints and Sinners” and Ian had asked that I do a cover featuring my Monks characters. Here’s how the whole thing went (I’ve simplified it a bit to fit everything in and to avoid boring you all to tears…)
9. To maintain a consistent palette with my Monks cards I’ll often use a previous design and select key colours from it using the eye-dropper.
Working on layers is the key to the whole process, though I probably over do it. For this illustration I wound up with 35.
More nerdy stuff next time!