Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Slaughter in da house

Every now and then I get talked into (or even volunteer for) doing something beside my regular jobs. Then I regret it. It always becomes problem. I'm too busy, or too laid back, or expecting too much from myself, or ... something else. Eventually, I do what I've promised, looong after I've promised it and most of the time I'm happy with the result! And then I'm glad i got talked into doing it!
This cover illustration is no exception. It is done for the 4th album of series called "Vekovnici", written by Marko Stojanović. Marko is very persuasive and persistent, so he managed to gather over a dozen of artists from Vardar to Triglav to work on his book. Sometimes it seems to me that it would be easier to learn to draw himself, then get this lazy sprig to work steady! : )
Anyway, back to the illustration ...
If I remember correctly, we arranged it in Laktasi, in April. Only one month later, I did the sketch for it.

We agreed on some changes and - voila! - three and a half months later, I finaly drew it!
First i did a drawing in blue pencil, same size as it will be printed, then scanned it, printed and traced it lightly on a drawing board.

Then "coloured" it with grey Ecoline.

And then sent it to Mrva to do some real coloring in Photoshop.
Now I'm happy and I can go back to my mine. : )

19 comments:

Rico said...

Dzuka, zanimaju me ove ecoline. Jesi li to radio s ove 4 nijanse sive Deep gray, warm, cold and black gray? To je kao neki đir akvarela, a ne tuša? Nema dodatnog mijesanja s vodom?
Super mi izgleda.

dzuka said...

fala, rico. koristio sam samo jednu, u stvari. cold grey, mislim. ali sam ju jos razvodnio. jak im je pigment. u stvari su blize tusu u boji nego akvarelu.

dzontra said...

Svaka cast stari,,bice da je ono Irsko pivo zasluzno za ovakav cover,a?

dzuka said...

koje irsko pivo?

Rico said...

Thanks

Ozzy said...

pivo iz Laktasa :P Odlican cover... :D

Dzontra said...

Pa ono koje smo konzumirali....Kilkenny.

maza said...

Klinkenhofen bier :)

talaja said...

e, fala momci! : )
je, sjecam se pive iz laktasa. al za mene nema alkohola dok crtam! : )

maza said...

Sta je ovo i nadimak si promjenio dok radis?

dzuka said...

ma, talaja mi je okupiro ne samo radni nego i virtualni prostor! >:)
komentar je moj, al je on bio logiran.

maza said...

Pozdrav okupatoru :)

miljenko said...

A imal se to unas kupt?

dzuka said...

mislis na ekoline? ima. ili je bar bilo prije. vec ih dugo nisam kupovo. provjeri u likumu u dezmanovom ili u onom ducanu pored primjenjene, tj. muo-a.

Sreta said...

Bas lepo. radio si mozda i neku tablu unutra ili samo naslovnu?

MAZAART said...

Nije mogao doci na red od mene :)

Skicoslav said...

Eto onda i finale na mom blogu.

dzuka said...

eto ti ga na! nedaju mi crtat unutra, preduhitre me s postovima... :P

Marko said...

Znas sta to znaci - moras biti brzi...:)