Concluding our conversation with this week’s IoM Artist Showcase illustrator Cal Slayton…
Cal Slayton: That’s a tough one because the world is different now. I didn’t grow up in an era of home computers and things like Photoshop, there was no internet until I was out of college. The best I could tell him would be to draw even more, draw pages, study panel flow and composition more. Learn to simplify your line style. Business-wise, I don’t know what I’d tell him. Maybe try harder earlier on.
Cal Slayton: I draw on smooth bristol paper. I do really rough pencils and then clean them up in the inking stage. I use Faber-Castell Pitt pens. For colors, I use Prismacolor markers and some Copic gray markers. I’m thinking of transitioning over my color ones to Copic, they blend nicely. If I’m digitally coloring a piece, I use Photoshop and use Illustrator to do a lot of elements that require straight lines, like buildings and weapons.
… We hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s IoM Showcase featuring Cal Slayton and his artwork. Come back for more fantastic artists in the Showcase!