Vector Behind the Scenes – Emberley Green Ghost

Here are some details of the vector art for the last post.

Although I drew the finalized images of Green Ghost by hand, I used the Pencil tool in Illustrator to sketch out the rough poses before scaling them up printing them out and redrawing them on layout paper.

The colored pencil was a way of breaking the “fourth wall”. Here’s a close up and a wireframe.I created a faux wood texture and put a put some “noise” overlay on the glossy part of the pencil to add a little depth to the gloss.

Notice the paper texture that went over the entire piece (except panel one) and the “sketched” line work for the Emberley-style drawings. That last was achieved by creating a custom art brush and applying it to the artwork.



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