Sunday, March 4, 2018

Playboy Cartoon Pencil Rough Sequence: March 2002

caption:  "I had over 1000 hits last month and I don't even have a website."

Although many comics-cartoon artists typically work with graphics programs, all of Doug's preliminary pencil/color roughs and full-page color cartoons published in Playboy since the early 1960s were done by hand.  

Here's a preliminary pencil rough sequence - all done on heavy tracing vellum - for the March 2002 cartoon published on p. 79.

first preliminary pencil rough blocking out the characters and setting the scene; image area 7 x 9 - notice two Sneyd logos visible.  It's also common to see notes jotted down in the margins:  CTY Sat@10:00

second preliminary pencil rough; image area  7 x 8 3/4

third preliminary pencil rough; image area 7 x 8 3/4 with lounge patrons and TV screens more detailed

fourth preliminary pencil rough with several overlays, which are common in Doug's hand-drawn prelims; image area 6 3/4 x 8 1/2 - notice the man seated at a laptop is now wearing glasses and dressed more casually (no tie or cuff links)

final preliminary pencil rough; image area 7 1/8 x 9 with good detailing for lounge patrons

To see more available Playboy cartoon originals and preliminary pencil/color roughs, visit the Doug Sneyd Premium Gallery at:

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

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