Little Red Inks

I Needs a New Hat InkedYesterday I posted the pencil drawing/sketch of this illustration. Today I’ve posted the inked version. I sometimes do illustrations that are just pencil drawings but, for the most part, I like to ink at least part of the drawing. Ink gives good strong lines and areas of black that pencils generally don’t. That helps define the illustration and give the rest of the art something to react against.

If I were doing a simple black and white piece I’d ink in a few more details with a pen and be done but this is a color illustration so there’s a lot more to do.

Tomorrow: Shadow and Tone