junkyard moon cover pencils

Here’s a collage of photographs of the more-or-less finished pencils for the cover of Junkyard Moon.  Normally, I’d scan them, but they are too big for my desktop scanner. The yellow color and funny angles are a natural result of taking pictures of drawings under artificial light in a shadowed room with the art taped to a board on a slanted surface.  The drawings themselves are on a reasonably pure white paper, and are reasonably straight.  I have triangles and straight edges and I am not afraid to use them.  When I feel like it.  I will tweak these drawings one more time before I put any ink on them; there are definitely some problems I only discovered when I looked at the photographs.

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4 Responses to junkyard moon cover pencils

  1. Rick Santman says:

    (Makes with an enthusiastic but subdued bout of clapping) Very nice indeed. Carry on, carry on.

    • Pam Bliss says:

      Thanks. I will start inking these in the morning. If they were destined to be the covers of ordinary minicomics this would be several days work, but inking for coloring is actually less intense. As long as the lines are in the right place, the colors will do most of the work.

  2. Wolfie says:

    Looking good. Your fears of stale-ifying the images were unfounded. I like the little extra tilt in the Bud-moon, too.

    • Pam Bliss says:

      It’s actually a little early to say that this image has avoided the staleness trap–inking by its very nature drains freshness from art. If anything will save this, it’ll be that it’s not just one drawing. The drawing of Jack is actually new, and as you noted the pose of the moon is different from the one in the sketch. If the moon call have a pose.

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