Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Fabulous example of an artist's process (ZenPencils' Gavin Aung Than)

Today's email brought a missive from ZenPencils which is currently tied with xkcd as my favorite online comic.  As part of a promotion for Gav's upcoming book, he's having a drawing for some of his original ink art.  The catch?  You have to preorder the new book to be eligible.  Fortunately, my husband has already taken care of that petty detail so we're good.

While I was thrilled to have the chance to get some great free art, I was also so pleased that in the blog post about it, Gav showed the development of one piece from a conceptual sketch through refined pencil and ink drawings to the final color piece.  I find it validating to know that other artists start with the same rough idea and then do it again and again, refining as they go.  So thanks, Gav!

See the promotion and the art process here.  And let me just say, I love his work so if these images look interesting to you, you might check it out further.  And I find his story of developing his business inspirational as well.  Also, he's here in Seattle on Monday, October 19 at Third Place Books at 7pm.  RSVP at the FB page.

Here are his in  process pictures: