sethnjohnson asked: Hi, Mr. Glines. I'm a big fan of your work. I have a quick question about your technique. When you draw, do you do a quick layout drawing first, or do you just go for it? For example, the post you just made of a bunch of red sketches; Is what's on the paper what you drew, or is there an underlying sketch layer that we're not seeing? Many thanks for your time.
These are my first step. Sometimes I’ll go over them with a darker pencil and refine things, but what you see on this page are the first lines I put down.
Illustration by John Martin