I’m pretty behind on Inktober this year. I’ve managed to get around eight illustrations done, however. Here’s number 1 🙂
So yeah, more than just ink here. Still a lot of black line-work and texture. I really like how this one turned out. Kept it thematically ambiguous. Enjoying experimenting with mixing different mediums for now.
I recorded many of the steps along the way:
Minor shading and reinforcing line-work:
Watercolor overlay and deeper mid-tone base:
Water-color detailing (Bad Picture, the light is reflecting off the heavier painted areas):
Heavy oil and pen shading+detailing in addition to skin shading and texture work (Current Progress):
It has taken on a bit of a surreal vibe with the self-harm symbolism being echoed through the blood-tinged smoke, the wrist, the smoking, and standing in front of a moving train. I like how dark I’ve managed to get the shadows as well. I need to go in with some white and highlight a few things, but I want to get basic mid-ranges handled on the train and grass before I do so.
The scene itself is from Finding Happy: Chapter 11, which hasn’t been released yet. I need to spend a week or two re-editing the flow of part one as a whole, at which time I’ll start releasing more hard-content. Another issues with these pictures is I couldn’t submit .Tif files, which really hurts the shadows in the current drawing, especially the hair. I’m going to try to figure out which compression file works best for it in future uploads, but I just wanted an update on artwork put out since it’s been almost a week and a half.