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Behind the Lines: Space Dogs

October 30th, 2014

Today I’m starting a new feature where I’ll occasionally pull back the curtain (just a little) on my creative process…

When drawing an editorial cartoon I always start out with a rough sketch…

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Koterba sketch

Next, I redraw the cartoon on heavy-stock paper…

alt="Koterba pencil drawing"

I wasn’t happy with the way the drawing was going, so I began again. I like contrast so I made the dog on the right even smaller and inked it in…

Koterba cartoon

Finally, I made a copy of the black and white version of the cartoon and painted it in, using old-fashioned watercolors…

alt="Color Koterba cartoon"

For more on my creative process, check out my new book, Drawing You In, available here.

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