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Ink Wash Illustration, Alex Rowe
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Alex Rowe, Illustrator & Children's Book Artist

Alex Rowe
Illustrator & Children’s Book Artist

Prompt

Choose a myth and illustrate it in a contemporary setting. Characters and elements of the story must be recognizable while being contemporary.

Core Ideas

Concept development, character design, narrative illustration

Supplies

Any media can be used!  Color media can be helpful to show who the characters are.

 

Listed below are ink wash supplies as seen in the example.

For instruction on how to use ink wash, watch this course

Process

1.
Choose a myth you want to illustrate (Example shows the Minotaur and Labyrinth)

2.
Research the myth.

3.
Brainstorm and sketch to make the story contemporary. 

Ink Wash Illustration, Alex Rowe

4.
Pencil in the image onto your final surface, based on a sketch.

Ink Wash Illustration, Alex Rowe

5.
Outline the image with a rapidograph pen.

 

Ink Wash Illustration, Alex Rowe

6.
Erase pencil lines.

Ink Wash Illustration, Alex Rowe

7.
Add ink wash tones.  For more instruction on how to use ink wash, watch this course. 

Ink Wash Illustration, Alex Rowe
Ink Wash Illustration, Alex Rowe

7.
Create a wide range of gradients. For more instruction on how to use ink wash, watch this course. 

Ink Wash Illustration, Alex Rowe

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