I enjoy making my own illustrations for my games. It's not an ego trip, but a pleasurable activity. The illustrations have a distinct look; they're dark and highly contrasted. I've had a few Constant Readers ask how I create my style, so I thought I'd walk you through my process.
|I start by sketching the basic skull or body. In this case,|
I want to create a close perspective of a male elf face.
|I doodle and erase a lot at this stage as the features|
slowly come into focus.
|Then I save the sketch as a picture and layer|
underneath my pen. I also make the sketch lighter
in color, so that I can trace the contours.
|Using a highlight pen set to gray with a |
wide diamter, I fill in by hand. To create
a layered shadow look, I'll go over the shading