After a long absence from blogging (mostly due to a heavy workload and several convention appearances), I am back!
I recently participated in a group gallery show at Halloweentown in Burbank. The theme of this show was Edgar Allan Poe, and since I had already done a Poe portrait, I decided to do something a little different.
Here a step-by-step look at the creation of my pencil piece, a nod to both Mr. Poe and Mr. Price, who starred in many Poe-inspired movies for producer Roger Corman.
Starting with a simple sketch, the task is about building up tones, little by little: