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Unknown, the cover, process 1 by theirison Unknown, the cover, process 1 by theirison
this is a cover I did for Boom Studios
It's a new comic coming out soon called The Unknown
should be pretty cool (I'm not sure how much I"m allowed to say about it at this point) but I can post the cover and show you how I did it!!

1. these are some of the materials I used.
as you can see, they are colored pencils...prismacolor
Also, here is a pic of my current studio
You can really get a sense of scale here

2. I start by drawing the sexy on to paper mounted on masonite, Ive been using Stone Henge cold press printmaking paper for this and mount it with 3M high strength 90 spray adhesive
once the drawing is done I lay a base coat of yellow watercolor on top of the whole thing

3. Now I am applying white colored pencil down to establish a wax base

4. once I have that wax base down I can start laying some color down.

5. Then I rub it all it with a paper towel.
I do this until my arm falls off.

6. Once my arm is reattached and I get back from the hospital I start adding some details

7. even more detail

8. look.. what you do with your paintings is your business, what I do with mine is my business
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:iconrukiafangirl:
RukiaFanGirl Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
Aand last step,lick your painting!

Just kidding!:D
Amazing work as always!:)
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:iconomnipherant:
Omnipherant Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Just a question, what is the purpose of mounting the paper on masonite? is it so the paper doesnt buckle when painting on it? once finished with the painting do you leave it on the masonite board?

sorry never mounted paper. The only way for me to solve paper bukling is to used that wet tape thing and strap the edges down to board


thanks
love your art, and waiting patiently for your artbook one day.
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:icontheirison:
theirison Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Yes, so the paper wont buckle
And dont use masonite, use something thats acid free. Burch wood, illustration board, something thats archival
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:iconmargaridarmatias:
MargaridaRmatias Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012   Traditional Artist
I love all of your work you sir are an amazing artist<3
Just one question, cause thatīs a bit of a grey area for me, what kind of paper do you use?
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:icontheirison:
theirison Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Thanks!
I use Rives bfk paper
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:iconmargaridarmatias:
MargaridaRmatias Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you ^^
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:iconaviel08:
aviel08 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012   Photographer
Thanks man! I've been learning a lot from these step by step series
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:iconbranzeiradu:
branzeiradu Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
8- rofl
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:iconsavage-bastard:
Savage-Bastard Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
What's more disturbing, image number 8 or your brooks and dun t-shirt lol..
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:iconooanne-kakaoo:
OoAnne-KakaoO Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
which colours do you use?
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:icontheirison:
theirison Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
Colored pencils??
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:iconooanne-kakaoo:
OoAnne-KakaoO Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Sorry, have to reprashe that. which color on the pencils do you use, light peach, Crimson ect?
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:icontheirison:
theirison Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
I actually don't really remember
I'm sure it Beige, poppy red, black cherry, chocolate, Indigo blue and a few others. I like to stick with those colors but I do mix it up a lot
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:iconjameslink:
jameslink Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's fuckin' wild! I think i've confined myself to copy paper (8.5x11) because i'm a cheap mofo. But I think I need to get some strathmore bristol smooth and go to town or something. These are phenomenal!
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:iconnaomimcl:
NaomiMcL Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
Great tutorial. One question, why do you put a water colour base coat?
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:icontheirison:
theirison Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
it make the colored pencil richer. You should always lay down a base color. Try it some time
If you have tan skin, try using a purple base color.
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:iconnaomimcl:
NaomiMcL Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
Thanks for the information.
I like your style and I'm thinking of using it for my studies and major art pieces. You are very inspiring.
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:icontheirison:
theirison Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
I appreciate it!
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:iconkaoz87:
kaoz87 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
you are now one of my greatest inspirations!!!!!!!
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:icontheirison:
theirison Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
Thank you!!!
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:icontaryargon:
taryargon Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
you are awesome. i can't even doodle. :/
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:iconfl3xo:
Fl3xo Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
8 > LOL XD
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:iconshadow-hat:
Shadow-Hat Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Student Digital Artist
man, you work fast!
I don't get to third base with my paintings till step 20!
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:icontheirison:
theirison Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
haha thanks
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:iconoptick-nerve:
Optick-Nerve Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
why do you put down a wax base first? what does that do for the on-coming color?
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:icontheirison:
theirison Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
it helps blending
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:iconjacobi-1-kenobi:
jacobi-1-kenobi Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ultimate coolness! This smells great, thanks for sharing!
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:icongarnabiuth:
garnabiuth Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009   Traditional Artist
YOU HAVE A AMAZING WORK
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:iconjellytot-jade:
Jellytot-Jade Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
wow seriously im amazed by your art :D i wish i could be as good as you are :(
you should look at the artist Tim Sale you might like his stuff :) (he did the drawings for the TV series Heroes)
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:icontheirison:
theirison Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009
a lot of people tell me that
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:iconjellytot-jade:
Jellytot-Jade Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
cool :)
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:iconhailiestar:
hailiestar Featured By Owner May 18, 2009
this is my favorite work of yours.. and to see it being created, ah gahd! the process to me, is often more amazing than the finished work. please let me be your studio slave so i can learn the ways. i will sharpen your pencils endlessly if i have to..
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:icontheirison:
theirison Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
haha, i live in new york, pack your bags
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:iconfclbriat:
fclbriat Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
wow, this is just amazing, really
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:iconmaxiway:
Maxiway Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009   General Artist
that last one almost made me shit my pants.. or maybe it has just been too long since my last trip to the bathroom
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:icontheirison:
theirison Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
haha
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:iconandcampos:
andcampos Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
man, your amazing........
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:icontheirison:
theirison Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
thanks!!
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:iconcardinalonvideo:
CardinalOnVideo Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Student
Awesomely cool!
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:icondeeedge:
Deeedge Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
wonderful gallery, man you're good ;) i tought that your works are digital until now...impressed
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:iconm406:
M406 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
Funny and informative. :giggle:
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:icongriminc:
GrimINC Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
Do you use turpenoid when blending witht the paper towel?
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:icontheirison:
theirison Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009
nope, i use a blending stump
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:icongriminc:
GrimINC Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009
your work is amazing.
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:iconshotadeath:
ShotaDeath Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
this is beautiful... your work is amazing to say the least.
i love that you work traditionally.
i am amazed and inspired.
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:iconmuniart:
muniart Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
jajajajajaja bueno bueno.
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:icon19vans88:
19VanS88 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
impressionnant
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:iconchriskillus:
ChrisKillus Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
cool shit!
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:icongringoloco:
gringoloco Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
lick it, lick it good
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:icontheirison:
theirison Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
you have to
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