#Inktober no. 5. This was supposed to be a fun take on the classic story of Alice with my own characters, but some days every single line put on paper seems to go horribly wrong. Oh well…
Another quick sketch for Inktober drawn with a felt tip pen this time.
My second Inktober drawing. Esterbrook #356 pen nib, Raphael 8404 brush, tooth brush and whiteout tape…
Wanted to participate in Inktober this year. Starting off easy, using a Faber-Castell PITT artist pen… #inktober
A few sketches I just dug up…
I have just updated my portfolio site at einarlunden.com with a lot of new info, illustrations, sketches, etc. Please head on over there an take a look!
Inking a page of the graphic novelization of A Midsummer Night’s Dream
I have written a picture book. It’s called “Dirt Is Delicious!” and is about two worms who love eating dirt. Things happen…
I recently finished working on a dummy for this book. For those not familiar with picture book dummies, it’s essentially the book sketched out in full with one or two finished double page spreads and it’s used when you want to present your story to potential publishers or agents.
This is the first spread from my book:
The book will be drawn in this style, using pen and ink and colored with watercolors.
If you have any interest in seeing the entire picture book dummy of “Dirt Is Delicious!”, please feel free to contact me and I will send you a PDF!
I usually ink my drawings, then color them with water colors, but I’ve been inspired recently to try using only the paint.
The technique really has some potential, although this little test didn’t turn out great. I went a bit too dark in places (also, this is a cell phone photo and not a real scan…). I really enjoyed the process, though, and will try it out some more.
This is a pencil sketch I’m working on right now. It will eventually be a finished illustration in pen/ink and colored with watercolors.
I try to work out most of the details in pencil before I start inking. I know a lot of illustrators like loose sketches underneath the inks, but I find working out most of the issues beforehand helps my sanity later on in the process.
This is a whimsical drawing of a kid whose snowman comes alive and attacks him. A bit inspired by Calvin and Hobbes, I suppose. We’ll see how it turns out in the end…