Don't Hold Your Breath
Here’s another process shot of the SWANS poster.These are the final pencils for the piece. I normally work at 11x17 with the intent of enlarging the final ink drawing to work in an 18x24 space. I’ve been doing it this way for a while now that it makes sense to me but I can’t explain why. I also drew more than I needed to just in case. I’ve made so many mistakes drawing only what’s going to get printed. Sometimes sizes change or I made a bad calculation. So draw a little more than you need to. It’s good for you. So is booze. “We are friends…you and I.”
I referenced a bunch of anatomy books like this one and this one to get the bones and the muscles correct. I bought them several years ago and I’ve used them for almost every project since then. Well worth the investment. What I’ll do is scan the page I need and print them out and lay them next to the drawing as I work. They take up less space than a book does.

Here’s another process shot of the SWANS poster.
These are the final pencils for the piece. I normally work at 11x17 with the intent of enlarging the final ink drawing to work in an 18x24 space. I’ve been doing it this way for a while now that it makes sense to me but I can’t explain why. I also drew more than I needed to just in case. I’ve made so many mistakes drawing only what’s going to get printed. Sometimes sizes change or I made a bad calculation. So draw a little more than you need to. It’s good for you. So is booze. “We are friends…you and I.”

I referenced a bunch of anatomy books like this one and this one to get the bones and the muscles correct. I bought them several years ago and I’ve used them for almost every project since then. Well worth the investment. What I’ll do is scan the page I need and print them out and lay them next to the drawing as I work. They take up less space than a book does.

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