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For me, it was a great chance to really get away from spending all day in front of a computer. Here’s how it all came together w/ closeups.
I found some inspiration on the Internet (Disney) and I sketched out what I wanted on 8.5×11 paper. I made two sketches twice to get the proportions between the scene and Roger right. (15 min)
I folded the paper into squares to create a grid. I used that grid to find my way when drawing on the door. (5 min)
I drew a grid on the door with the center being where doors meet. Then, I sketched out the same scene. (90 min)
I colored in Roger and the moon. I accidentally rubbed out the moon with the paper towel but it turned out to look cool, so I kept it. Later, I used the same “mistake” to make the cloudy sky. (90 mins)
I colored in the Search Church, the lamps, and the horizon. To get the horizon, I smeared a lot of chalk on the blackboard then used a wet paper towel to wipe away the church’s silhouette. I rubbed a wet paper towel to get the dark cloud sky behind it. People in the office started to really notice, so I put up a sign not to Tweet pics. (90 min)
Finished up the cloudy sky, added the pumpkin, Roger’s legs, and the tree. (90 min). Here it is completely done with me sitting next to it.
Total time: 6.5 hours spread out over 5 days after work between 6:00pm and 7:00pm. It’s a nice break from working in front of a computer.
Really close up you’ll see a lot of smearing the chalk on the blackboard. Highlights were just drawing on top of smudges.
Tools: A bucket of water, a sponge, a box of colored chalk, paper towels, and a plastic knife.