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La Elder Aguila

Posted on by Zeke Peña

This illustration is a salvaged pen and ink drawing. I was going to use the image for a mural and decided on using another image. I came across the scan of the drawing and decided to see what I could do in Photoshop with it. The color is all digital, using my Cintiq tablet. I'm starting to get the hang of using different brush sets and the tablet shortcut buttons to speed things up. I've included a few process shots here showing the different stages of color. I've been using this technique lately because it is a nice hybrid of using hand-drawn techniques and the efficiency of digital tools. It also helps loosen up the often rigid feel of all digital illustrations. I'm going to use this technique when I color the full-length comic I'm working on right now. I'm using these older illustrations for practice.