As seen in last week’s post, here’s an example of why I needed to be able to visualize the entire Sanctuary:
To create the backgrounds, I would outline on tracing paper the panel borders, characters and lettering that Dave had already pencilled and inked on the illustration board. Then I would work out the perspective and lighting and rough the whole thing in on the reverse side of the tracing paper before flipping it over and transferring it to the art board (as described in the Aug 18 post).
The tracing paper having thus served its purpose would more often than not find its way to the floor next to my drawing board where it would (more often than not) suffer this fate:
I am really FAR too klutzy to have an open container of ink anywhere near me.