Process: Pencils, Inks and Colors for Haunted House


The layout from my previous blog post was used as an underdrawing for my pencils.

hh_pencils

Pencils and inks were both created in Manga Studio.

hh_inks

Colors and text were added in using Photoshop. It was important for me to pick a typeface that would add context to the game. I needed a typeface that would evoke the feeling of “Haunted House”. Using size and line height, I modified the “House” text to keep it aligned with the word “Haunted” above it. The red rings were added at the very end to reinforce the focal point and create movement around the composition. Plus, I thought it would add a “Twilight Zone” type feeling to the piece.

Haunted House

Finally, to check to insure proper contrast, I converted the drawing to a monochromatic palette.

concept2_monochrome

-Krishna