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Savage Land Rogue WIP: Shadows

By jimlee00
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After the layout sat on my desk for a couple of days, I went back in and tightened up areas that didn't look right (it's good to have some time to gain perspective) and then I take a lead stick holder and use the side of it to lay down my black areas. To add form, shadow, indicate texture but most importantly, to create depth and a feeling of light and 3-dimensionality. I squint a lot during this process to make sure the black areas are forming the basic shapes I want to create.
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Asiri57's avatar
Hey Jim,
Why don't you make a book with steps like this and your comments.
It would be very useful.
Atula Siriwardane
No-Nami's avatar
Mind if I ask what dimensions you work with when making these illustrations and/or comic covers/pages?

This composition has great flow, by the way.
rotsentu's avatar
great! thanks for sharing your knowledge.
olliefu's avatar
I love Jim Lee's Rogue! You are the best and greatest sir.
sukh12345's avatar
amazing pencils
iToon's avatar
still hacking away at your style
SRSobotka's avatar
Can't wait... hope to see this finished soon, Mr. Lee!

-- Stephen
AngelicAdonis's avatar
Wonderful work thus far! Cant wait to see the finished product! :D
ArtistUnknown88's avatar
Love the expressive line style to your sketch!

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dabux2's avatar
THE Jim Lee on DA... :wow:
exceptional work, as always! and an X-man to boot!
SheldonGoh's avatar
Just a geek question -- what kind of lead is in the leadholder at this stage? 2H?
ErollSeeinDA's avatar
I love you Jim!.. wait!? i mean.... i love your artwork.. =) You are the man.. I will see you soon...
Agent-of-Fortune's avatar
Wow, can't wait to see the finished product.
RubensMonteiro's avatar
It's nice to see you begining more one peace of art!

hey master
what the name of this paper??
I need to buy it
hehehe ¬¬
(I'm a future master too)
mikechoi's avatar
You have to squint?


Sorry. I do think it's awesome that it's on a DC board. Can't wait to see the finished piece.
gregscottbailey's avatar
Great process Jim. No one draws Rogue with curly hair like you!

Love the fact that you're on DA now. Welcome!
gwdill's avatar
Wow...thanks for the tips...great art!
Angilram's avatar
Negative Spaaaace! @^@
marciotakara's avatar
beautiful, man. just beautiful...
parmaali's avatar
great line art sir even in rough sketch... :)
Billnichols's avatar
Hmmm, yet another shining example of something that would make an awesome tutorial in Sketch Magazine, Jim!
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