Day of Dialogue: The Basement Tapes
I am posting these images without a great deal of
When working onsite, I typically work in pencil. When a drawing justifies it, I'll go back later and ink in black gouache with white corrections. That said, sometimes the situation requires that I see the pencil as the completed object. Such was the case last week, when I worked on the Day of Dialogue project with our editorial team.
When pencil has to do the trick, I'll often scan and pump the contrast in Photoshop, quickly adding color behind the drawing layer to give the image a little body. They hold up better that way; it's sort of like printing a high-contrast version with a second color flat, like in the old days.
The best part about the pencils is the preservation of touch and gesture. Pressure, speed and tool width all register: drawing, naked.
It's pictures and captions from here, folks.