A little rough process snack.
I can't often enough point out how important references are. This very visdev speed sketch here illustrates perfectly the idea of using references as an essential component of the design. The reference here BTW is a French single-seat concept car from 1965, the Peugeot 404 Diesel Record.
A couple of days ago I sketched a monster character for a piece I did in collaboration with Eric Goldberg. Eric did the lovely fox, btw. Today, I got out the monster drawing and - for warm-up - sketched in the bone structure. I love this kind of exercise, it keeps anatomy studies from being boring.
For the design of these very snow bears I did a lot of research. Finally, I used for colour reference (like brown tones of the cabins, blue tones of the snow etc.) an old tourism poster from 1937 by Erich von Wunschheim. The colours work so well with these looney beasts.
I swear by sharpen my pencils with a knife, it makes the pencil lines so extra.
I also enjoy to start a sketch with a regular ballpoint pen and follow up in Photoshop. I like how this adds a kind of telephone doodle touch to it.
I really enjoy mixing medium. This warm-up piece here is blue pencil, colour crayons on post-it and regular drawing paper, followed by Photoshop/Wacom. Please find some pieces of the process right here below: