Out on newstands today! Here is my piece for this weeks LA Weekly.
From thumbnail to sketch.
From drawing to graphite tones.
I worked a little differently on this one, laying in all the tones in graphite rather than ink and then washing over with gouache and building it up from there. I have to say, I love the control and detail of graphite but the tones are not as smooth as with ink (duh). I think my ideal would be a mix of both.... next time....
As always a giant thank you to art directors Jason Jones and Darrick Rainey!