Triptych Pencils Final


And so we bid goodbye to the triptych commission in all its forms. Anyone interested in lining up a custom commission of there own should e-mail me.

  1. zack blackstone January 5th, 2010 6:42 pm

    The triptych looks great – lots of gnarled trees, lots of black, great swamp stuff, and that cross hatching ( don’t see a lot of that from you, huh? )on the trees in the background is really effective…as well as adding depth, it has the feel of frayed string. Thanks for showing the process. In your interview at Inkstuds you said your pencils were looser when you’re doing the inking yourself, but these pencils look pretty tight to me…or are these pencils tight so the client has a better idea of how it will look finished – bofore you lay the ink down?

  2. Rick January 6th, 2010 9:31 am

    With a commission like this I’m usually free of deadline considerations so I don’t have to cut time corners on the penciling. It works toward creating a much tighter inked illustration and a cleaner finished piece suitable for framing.

    You’re also correct about showing the client the process. They seem to really enjoy seeing it all come together.