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    Grant Gould: Step One

    STEP ONE: I obviously start with a sketch. I begin with really loose, light doodling, and then kind of flesh it out as I go. I’m a very low-tech guy in terms of what tools I use. I don’t go out of my way to buy expensive pencils or pens. I’ll head down to my local office supply store and buy four-dollar automatic pencils, click erasers, Uniball pens, and Sharpie markers, and I’m so used to using those, it’s pretty much second nature by now. I know how they work and I’m comfortable with them.

    Over time I’m sure I’ll try new tools, especially if they’re recommended to me, but for now this is the way I do it. This particular sketch was done on an 8.5-by-11 sheet of cardstock, and took me about a half hour to do. I sometimes use reference, depending on what it is that I’m drawing. For this image I googled a couple photos of the “Battlestar Galactica” characters for reference. I try to keep their faces somewhat true to the actors, but at the same time try to give them a more cartoon-y or comic book feel. I’m definitely not going for realism with my art. I’m going for something in-between.

    Posted by Tim Leong on March 28th, 2005 filed in Story Archive |

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