Dogs in Coats Process

By | Animals, Art, Blog, Process

I wanted to share my process for my Dogs in Coats illustration. It was a really fun process and a lot of people loved these dogs, so this lets me share a few more.

Inspiration

It’s been an extra cold winter here in Canada, and after seeing all the adorable critters bundled up against the wind and snow, I absolutely had to draw them. Some of the dogs in the final illustration are from my own imagination, but many of them were inspired by real dogs. The boxer in particular was a real dog! And she definitely looked like she hated her flowery jacket. When I would see a dog I loved I’d try to snap a picture, but if I couldn’t I’d draw a sketch when I got home as quickly as I could.

Process

Any illustration I create starts with a series of loose thumbnails. This is probably the most part of the process, it’s where the energy and movement of the character is created. An illustration that’s created straight from a first sketch will often end up looking stiff and lifeless.

Tibetan Spaniel Illustration
Jack Russel Terrior Illustration
Pugs Illustration
Lundehund Illustration
Collie Illustration
Pit bull Illustration
Pit bull Illustration

As you can see from the sketches there were many dogs who didn’t make it to the final illustration. I loved all the dogs I sketched out, but time made it so I had to pick the best ones. After I’ve picked the best sketches I re-draw them and refine it. I scan the refined sketch and ink it digitally. Right now I’m in love with Manga Studio 5. The pens have a nice soft feel that works really well with my line work.

Here’s a mashup of my process, sketch, inking and color.

Greyhound illustration

This was a personal project, and I loved creating these characters so much I’m already planning out my next project with them. They are just begging to have a story written about them.

Monday Comic – Summer is Coming

By | Art, Comic, Uncategorized

I posted lasts weeks comic on all of my social media, but I forgot to post it here on my site! So if you don’t check my social media here is last weeks comic! On that note, I’m going to take a break from the comic this week. I like supplying laughter on Monday’s, but I feel like the comic is a bit aimless right now. I want to take this week to think about what direction I want to move into with this weekly comic.

Biking with Lip Gloss

Happy Feast of Vali – Norse God Inspired Valentine’s Day Cards

By | Art, Comic

This Saturday is the Commercial Holiday of Love, so of course I had to draw some Valentine Cards for this Monday’s comic. Instead of Valentine’s Day, why not celebrate The Feast of Váli by giving these Norse God Inspired Cards. Share them with your loved ones, and may you bathe in the blood of your enemies.

I drew these cards, but the awesome coloring is by my friend Michel​ Etter!

Seriously, you should share them the old school way. Print them out and give them to friends, they are my gift to you!

 

Odin Norse God Illustration

Frigg Norse God Illustration

Tyr Norse God Illustration Valentine

Loki Norse God Illustration

Monday Comic!

By | Art, Comic

Hey it’s Monday! Here’s a comic! Yay!

Morning Coffee

I’m going to start posting a comic every Monday. They will mostly be obscure and possibly hilarious (depending on if we have the same idea of humor). Follow me on your social media of choice!

Tumblr: http://jaymiedylan.tumblr.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JaymieDylan

Instagram: http://instagram.com/jaymiedylanart/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JaymieDylan