This is the drawing, ready to be transferred, as shown in my last post.
And here is the drawing transferred to the illustration board.
(You can click any image for a larger view)
I’m using Canson cold press illustration board. Cold press illustration board has a rough texture while hot press illustration board is smooth. I like the texture when I’m working with paint. When working with ink I often choose the smoother hot press board.
At this stage I’ve added some more shading. But I’ve also made changes to one of the main characters. I had originally decided to give the Tin Man a more traditional look. By “traditional” I mean the movie version which I imagine is the version which comes to mind for most people. But as I transferred the drawing I decided to make him look more like a robot. I also decided to make him look sad and lost.
In the movie version the Tin Man wanted a heart. In this illustration, I pushed slightly more toward the original story. This Tin Man needs a new heart because his original heart is broken.
There must be a story behind that broken heart.
The changing Tin Man.
The other characters transferred over without any significant changes.
The Cowardly Lion
In my next post I plan to cover the actual painting process.