More photo reference and sketches, for the baby in the pram:
I decided I don’t want to do more detailed sketches. Â Getting a little burnt out on that, and also worrying about losing the spontanaeity if I expend too much effort drawing non-final images. Â For this chapter, I think the next image I draw will be intended as final, not rough. Even though I’m still a little undecided on certain things, I think it’s better to work it out when I know it’s gonna count. Â Just to avoid that feeling of not being able to capture what I liked about the rough version!
As far as the different media/effects I’ve been bouncing around with: Charcoal or conte crayon, acrylics, ink-splatter…. For now, I think my system is no system, just find the best medium or combination of media for each image/page.
Also, might be a bit of an interruptionÂ in this process… next week I need to spend time laying out the Shirley Jackson book, drawing an illustration, then Monday going away for a week. Â So, probably not much progress on “Lunatic” until August….