I don’t have a working title or anything, but this is layer one. Not quite sure how to proceed. There will be some level of cover up, but not sure what. There’s an idea I want to combine this with, but again, not sure how to execute it… the face was inspired by the journal pic I found online. Her’s is better I think. My pen face sketches and color need lots of work.
2/1/15 – The next layer isn’t as bad as I had feared. It still needs more, but it’s coming along. It’s a combination of the above reference pic, another journal pic from online (which I can only find in the google search, it no longer seems to exist on deviantart.com), and the Sandman character from s1e3 from the series Sleepy Hollow.
There’s still a lot fo work to do on it, but I am waiting for the image transfer to dry on the opposite page so I can start connecting the two halves of the image… I’m glad I was finally able to get past the initial block of staring at the blank page without knowing where to start. Sometimes a blank page is your best friend, other times your worst enemy.
So, De has been asking me if I have been thinking more about creating something for Sexual Assault Awareness Month coming up in April. It’s been tough trying to find something I want to show off (even though my name will not be anywhere on the piece). I’ve been throwing a few ideas around in my head, and none really “worked” until this one. The execution of it is a bit off though, so I will be re-doing the piece. It’s just the “practice” version of the image I will give to her to put up in their little display:
11) Shattered (preliminary)
I had wanted to do the background in a red chalk, but the one I used was not covering correctly. I tried to draw over it with the watercolor pencil, but it did not cover correctly over the chalk… There’s also some issues with the faces on both characters, so it’s just going to be a complete re-do. I really need to work on my coloring technique too. I wish I could figure it out better on my own, but I suck at it. I think my drawing skills are coming back with practice though. Overall, I’m happy with this piece, it’s just little things that are not working correctly. I think I will also stick to dry media for the coloring this time. Any time I use water or something wet, it really warps the drawing. If I had the correct paper for the watercolors things would look better.