Friday, July 2, 2010

Kingdom Death Motif

Below is the first in a series of illuminated text boxes and whatnots. I personally have a soft spot for 70s manga (anything 70s really), and this piece is inspired by the styling of Leiji Matsumoto. My first exposure to his work was when Sci-Fi ran Galaxy Express 999. He always drew these long elegant, somewhat large nosed figures. Great female characters that really conveyed a deep feeling with very simple illustrations. Top-notch stuff.

Galaxy Express 999


Pencils first...


Then changed to blueline in PS using fill mode:lighten.


And then printed on watercolor paper and inked and washed.