Hi! Welcome to our Father and Sons Drawing channel! Today I’ll show you the illustration I made
from a drawing by Ryunosuke. He drew this kind of huge Genie with impressive shoulders and drills in place of the hands. I like what he did for the body below No legs here but a smoke effect, so it really looks like a Genie. These details led me to the idea of including a character we previously created: The Little Box Witch, that has the same smoke effect. It has been designed by my other son Itsuki, so this time, the illustration will be a collaborative work of the three of us. I started with some sketches I went straight to the point, without hesitation. I was happy with my first draft. The huge Genie has a massive presence in the frame, and the little witch is right next to him. Since this sketch was a bit small I made a more precise drawing of the head before starting the illustration, to be more confident on the design. I also made a sketch of the drill, and for the scenery, I did some design researches of columns that will be drawn in the background. By using the draft I’ve just made as reference, I can now start the illustration. I’m drawing with an H pencil, that has a dry and light tip. I set up the main lines and volumes without details. It’s quite abstract, simplified That line was to indicate the middle of the character, I use it as a guide. The big Genie, and the little witch in the foreground. I draw the hands, the clothes shapes quite roughly at first. As the strokes are light, I can easily erase and redraw when I do not get it right… Here I erased a column before redrawing it. This is the first set up: It’s still quite rough. And now with a more precise tool, a mechanical pencil with a bolder HB tip, I draw the details on top. very precisely It takes time. You can see during the real time segments that I’m quite slow. I draw everything carefully. Because this will be the guide for inking. There is no undo with inking. To avoid mistakes, I prefer taking my time on the pencil drawing. When I draw, I keep close to me the sketches I made earlier. I constantly use it as reference. For the little witch, I’m using the illustration I did previously, I use it as reference as well to draw all the details the same way. Now I’m drawing patterns on the arms. On Ryunosuke’s drawing the patterns were more geometric. But I decided to make them more curvy, taking my inspiration from Middle East decorative motifs, which gives an Arabian Nights atmosphere to the whole. I start the inking now. As usual, I trace a bolder outline, and the lines on the inside are thinner. That way the drawing is mode legible. If everything was in bold lines,
that could be a design choice, but it would result in a not very refined artwork. Also because I want to leave space to make the colors live, I prefer going soft on some strokes. Inking is a process I enjoy a lot, it’s relaxing. The pencil drawing is already very detailed. This is just about tracing it carefully.
Of course it needs focusing. Personally, I feel less pressure on the inking than the pencil drawing. Inking is just a technical process I enjoy. I listen to music while doing it, in general. It depends on the drawing but usually I takes between one and two hours to do it.
This one took one hour and a half to trace. In the back, my stroke is thinner, there is no bold outline. I want the characters to stand out from the background. I start painting with applying a layer on the entire background with a shading of yellow and blue. I add onto it the columns colors and the golden decorations. I leave lighter areas but there will be no white highlight
because of the orange layer. I keep the white highlights for the characters. The characters will stand out. There is no white in the background, less contrast. On the characters, I leave some unpainted areas, to feel the brightness of metal, and give them more contrast. So thanks to this way of coloring them and the bold outlines the characters will look very sharp. I painted even colors and now I add darker stripes. After that, I’ll add a shadow layer, on top of it. I didn’t shoot it this time but it’s my usual technique, you can check it on other videos. Here’s the final illustration I’m quite happy with how the Genie’s face came up. Most of the time, I try to give a realistic and detailed touch to the characters, compared to my sons’ drawings. But for once, I kept it simple. He is cute, like a Mario game monster. Quite different than usual. My wife actually loves this drawing. She finds it cute, while she finds
the illustrations, in general… scary, or too realistic. I hope you liked the drawing too,
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