Digitally designing the compositions for these sketchbook covers I am painting before I paint them, since it's rather hard to sketch on the cover material and I have to go right to paint. Helps to draw it first. This one is a fawks, 'cause furries do love their fawkses.
Printed out dat fawks, then carbonized the back of the paper with a B4 graphite stick. (Nice and soft.)
Taped to the sketchbook with masking tape.
Traced image over with a ballpoint pen for pressure, and bam. Ghost of my sketch now on book.
And then painting:
First gold paint because sketchbook bling.
Red + yellow + raw sienna.
Titanium white + a smidgen of raw sienna.
Burnt sienna + black details, along with some burnt sienna + white etc. Starting shadings.
More details and some green eyes annnd done. Now hopefully someone buys this bugger at the con. c: