Eyezon Battle Prints

The prints of my Eyezon paintings are ready and in the store. Now, since this has been revealed and even printed I thought it might be nice to show off how the whole painting was made. I hope you enjoy it.

1. After working out the composition thumbnails I start with a 1/1 sketch of the painting. This one is actually drawn on very thin paper because I transferred it from previous sketches. Eyezon Battle Painting - Step 1: the pencil sketch

2. Next, I take a charcoal or similar piece of drawing tool and rub the backside of the paper. Then place the paper over the desired surface and basically use this as a cheap method to transfer the sketch/drawing onto the canvas.

Eyezon Battle Painting - Step 2: rubbing the drawing the wrong way

Eyezon Battle Painting - Step 3: transferring line art

3. After I transferred the basic line work I take a pencil of a similar color. In this case brown and tidy everything.

Eyezon Battle Painting - Step 4: line art and sketch next to each other

Eyezon Battle Painting - Step 5: the line art

4. I forgot to buy some masking film and so I have to use my regular painting tape. It’s a bit more work but works just as well.

Eyezon Battle Painting - Step 6: masking characters 1

Eyezon Battle Painting - Step 7: masking characters 2

5. My aim was to recreate the gradients that can be found in quite a few ukiyo-e prints and in this case the airbrush was a very helpful tool. The spray even added some wonderful texture making the gradient more lively.

Eyezon Battle Painting - Step 8: adding gradients with an airbrush 1

Eyezon Battle Painting - Step 9: adding gradients with an airbrush 2

6. The last final step in this case was the inking and painting the details with a brush.

Eyezon Battle Painting - Step 10: inking and detailing with a brush

Eyezon Battle Painting - Step 11: final painting

Scanned painting

Lady Maxx, Captain Maxx and their loyal retainers fight Eyezon

Prints are available here

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