|INKtober 2016, Day 21: Brainsick Poster|
14x17 technical pen with acrylic ink and white gel pen on smooth bristol paper
|2012 concept for a Brainsick poster.|
|Pencil draft on 14x17 smooth bristol paper.|
This paper is OLD; I bought it from Walker's Office Supplies during high school! Working on this stuff reminds me of why I prefer to use watercolor paper for my tech pen illustrations: the ink appears more vibrant and holds detail more easily than on bristol paper.
Big Head and Rant above; Finch and Human Paranoid below.
|First section to be inked: Hallucinavian Finch, Finch, and Human Paranoid.|
|I used up my first Palomino Blackwing!|
|Big Head is Finch's biggest fan, so I had to draw them together.|
|I rediscovered my Magic Rub Peel-Off eraser stick!|
|Big Head is a Singapura mix; used lots of reference to draw his face at this angle!|
|My ancient laptop is still useful!|
|The Snake God is based off of pythons and boas.|
|Big Head is done! I used a Pilot G-Tec-C for his fur.|
|Progress on the Snake so far!|
|I added Twitch on a whim. As the secondary antagonist, he's kinda important.|
|Adding the Snake's scales.|
|Using previous Inktober work as reference!|
|Full-view progress shot.|
|Rant comes to life!|
Fieran's design is finalized (mostly) at long last!
|Chestan: "Why do you keep sniffing my ear, Depravity?"|
|Aaah, much better.|
What's missing? ...ah, yes. Chestan's acne. Sorry, kid.
Depravity coming to life in four stages!
|Fixed Anne's pose using a mirror.|
|Char Coal gets an update.|
|Auto-photobomb progress shot.|
|Decay fully inked.|
|Anne fully inked. I still think she looks a little too nice...|
I brushed in much of Char's feathers with acrylic ink.
Tech pens are wonderful, but they can scratch paper - especially old bristol sheets!
|Protecting the rest of the illustration with another sheet of bristol.|
|I stood up to ink Celeste's wings.|
This is the largest illustration I've ever completed during an INKtober run - and my largest technical pen piece to date! Many characters are missing, so there's always an opportunity for me to revisit this poster concept. Challenge accepted - in the future. :D