June 6th, 2020

Wonder Woman 1984

ARTIST: Allison Sohn, United States

ARTIST STATEMENT: I love good illustration, and beautiful portrait work. I don’t draw often enough, but when I make the time I feel like I just want to get a little bit closer to being better at both those things.

I always pencil my pieces out first, and then do a light erase of the pencil line art. I don’t mind if a little pencil shows through in the final piece, but if I leave too much graphite on the paper the tips of the markers will grab and that soft graphite and smear it.

I like to work dark to light, trusting that as I blend my transparent medium (in this case, marker) that I’ll achieve the range of value I’m looking for. One nice thing about the Stillman & Birn papers is that they are really good for this sort of continual blending; the ink on the paper doesn’t dry out so quickly that I find myself with streaks or weird marker delineation I don’t want.

MEDIA: Soft lead pencil (4B – 6B), Copic Sketch Markers and a little bit of White Universal Rapidograph Ink applied with a brush.

SURFACE: Zeta Series – Extra Heavyweight – 270 gsm – White – Smooth Surface

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Allison has been drawing most of her life. Wanting to be an illustrator, and loving comic book art, she has done professional work in both the comic book and trading card industries. Allison has created images for Lucasfilm, Marvel Comics, DC Comics and other television and film properties. Allison lives with her husband, a highly regarded illustrator himself, and their 4 Old English Sheepdogs and 3 cats. Their latest adventure, while Staying at Home, is a Patreon page where they both take turns drawing in an informal lesson format live for their friends and fans alike.

Instagram: MrsAdamHughes
Facebook: www.facebook.com/AllisonSohnArtist
Patreon: www.patreon.com/adamhughes

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