This week’s Illustration Friday topic is a tricky one for me I was stumped for something metaphorical, and I haven’t drawn atmospheric effects in a while. Then I remembered this old image which I made a while back for a school project but never really felt happy with. Just add fog: Viola! It’s not perfect, but I think it helped give the picture the depth it was lacking before. Doesn’t do anything for the figures, unfortunately! Click the image to enlarge it.
The character is from a story rattling around in my head. She’s slipped out in bits and pieces of prose over the years, one of these days she’ll escape entirely…
The drawing itself is from several years ago, when I was still developing my current method of coloring. It’s fascinating to me sometimes to look at how I used to structure my files. It seems like every few years I change my tactics. I guess it’s partly an evolution of my method, and partly due to the relentless march of software upgrades. (I always seem to switch the way I organize my file archives every few years too… amazing how something that made perfect sense five years ago can seem silly now! )
I love the attitude demonstrated by your character. I love your work. Do you usually pencil, pen than ink or do you draw it and then add color via the computer. It’s lovely!
Hi Indigene, thanks! I’m going to have to do more with her, she’s so real in my head…
Most of my work, including this one, has the linework done in ink, and scanned in with the colors added on the computer. I went a little more crazy with the airbrush pen than usual to get the fog effect in this one!