How to Emphasize the Focal Point of an Image

How to emphasize the focal point of an image

By John Petersen an hour ago Illustration

Illustrator John Petersen shares how to boost the lighting and focal point of an image.

Using elements of your pencil underdrawing is a great way to capture the viewer’s attention within a piece. Furthermore, your pencil lines can emphasize light sources in the scene. Even when I create a digital piece I usually tend to start out with traditional media such as pencils.
I like the feeling of textured paper as I make my marks, and it also means I have an original piece of process art that I’m able to sell. Simulated texture in a digital art program is all well and good, but there’s nothing quite like the feel of  << More>>