In an attempt to harsh on my own work and to hopefully elicit outside critiques, here is more process work. I enlarged the original sketch and re-pencilled the entire thing. Then, on the recommendation of Sweet Enemy , I then traced the pencil over in blue, refining the shading a bit more. Then I inked the entire thing by hand. I could ave just done the outlines and filled in in Photoshop, but I really like inking large areas. It's meditative to me, like sweeping. Then a dash of color. This is a really basic color job. I'm going to hit colorist Steve Hamaker's blog for some of his coloring tutorials. He'd done the entire Bone series and Jeff Smith's Shazam! as well. So, he just might know his stuff.
Blue. Man, I do like how blue pencil looks:
Ink. I think I really got the fur, and solved the breast problem this time. Now, the doctor's face is a bit off:
Color. Yup. color. Very basic, just enough to show the characters:
Listening to while posting: "Charles Darwin" by Artichoke from the album 26 Scientists Volume One Anning-Malthus . It was listened to on Pandora the coolest online radio station. It is the result of the Music Genome Project . IPandora = cool. Songs about scientists = cool. Go! Go now!