At long last! Well... 2 weeks-ish of work. ALSO PRINTS!

I’ve finally finished the campsite scene and its ready to go to its new home. I'mma miss this little guy. I love doing work like this though, definitely going to make more forest scenes going forward. One thing I need to change about my process is working right to left instead of left to right. Certainly I’m just creating more headaches for myself by working this way. Just a weird habit to break I guess.

ALSO, I brought the finished piece to a place that does large format scans today and it was so much easier than setting up my dslr and lights. I think I’m going to go and get a bunch of other drawings scanned in the coming weeks. May as well start archiving work! Also it will be easier to edit into a printable format for later down the road if y’all are interested.

My next goal is to finish the “Suburbs Forest Trail“ Scene and maybe start blocking in a short comic. Also I need to organize my digital files. What a mess. (Click to enlarge or check it out in my traditional gallery)

I’m going to be making prints of this on demand so if you’re interested in a certain size let me know and I’ll do it up.


New Forest Scene in the Works!

I’ve set aside the larger scene I was working on to take on a “special” top secret-ish project. I'll be posting progress snippets on instagram, but here’s an exclusive progress shot… I’m looking to have this done by the end of the weekend and in a framing shop Monday. “Campsite

The materials I’m using for this project are a 0.7mm mechanical pencil, putty eraser and reclaimed cotton rag paper 22”x15”

I love doing work like this, there’s something so relaxing about the tedium of adding lines to the trees and building up the details and depth of the forest floor. 70% of my working time with this type of project is just me staring into the forest getting lost in the scene and at a certain point the scene just achieves a certain amount of sentience and fills itself in.

Keep following here and on instagram (@r.iil.p) for the full reveal!