Was just tinkering around with the idea of wanting to draw a gryphon with a blue rose, and this popped out. I'm pretty pleased as to how it turned out too Drawn on 6x4" bristol board; coloured with Prismacolour Markers and pencils.
That's exactly what I did I had a pad of 11x14" bristol board, and I just traced out the size of 4x6 (and 3x4" for conbadges) and just cut around them so I had a bit of a white boarder around it, in case I need to scribble something or test out colours or clean my blending pencil with
RazzekFeatured By OwnerSep 2, 2006Professional Traditional Artist
Ooo, that's a pretty good idea! I usually test my colors on a separate piece of paper and use pre-cut 4x6 or 3x5 notecards. Of course, the Prismas don't like the notecard paper. I'm trying to work more with copy/printer paper; I've sort of developed a knack for using Prismas with it, it handles every kind of medium nicely, plus it's affordable and it doesn't matter if you mess up on one piece because you have 500 pages in each $3 package.
1. Got a pre-sized bristol board...I have some that are 6x4" outlined, but with a "scrap" border around it so I can test out my markers and pencils on
2. Sketched the gryphon and the rose, and then inked it, using a #3 Micron pen (#1 for the smaller stuff, like the eye and the rose petals).
3. Coloured the purple "fur" on the gryphon using Prismacolour "Grayed Lavender" marker. Then coloured the rose: Prismacolour "Sky Blue" for the petals and "Spring Green" for the stem and leaves, and "Light Cerelean Blue" for the eye.
4. Completely coloured the gryphon (even the purple parts) with white coloured pencil. When colouring over the fur, I coloured it lightly, while the white parts I was a little harder in colouring them
5. Shaded in the purple fur, using a couple shades of purple (I can't remember the names of the colours now...) and blended it all together using a Prismacolour Colourless Blending pencil
6. Added the snow leopard spots, using two different shades of purple.
7. Decided I wanted to do something with the background, so I took a drinking glass and traced a circle behind the gryphon. I first coloured the circle using a Prismacolour Colourless Blending Marker, then coloured it with "Cold Stone" (a very pale grey-blue), "Sky Blue", then "Light Cerelean Blue", "Cloud Blue", and "Slate Blue" being the darkest. I didn't use all these blues in certain areas...Like the area around the rose, I only used the lighter shades for that. I would also use the lighter shades of blue (Cold Stone or Sky Blue) or the Colourless Blending Marker to blend the colours more together
8. Shaded in the blue rose with various shades of blue pencils. Also shaded in the stem using various shades of green, and black pencils. Added a slight shadow in the eye colour.
9. Shaded in the white feathers using Cool Grey 50% and the black pencil, and then I blended it together using the white pencil.
10. After that, I took a purple pencil (Parma Violet I think it was called) and made the lines and markings on the wings and feathers.