|INKvember 2016, #2: You Know Who Forever Belong To|
9x12 technical pen, white gel pen, and gouache on Canson XL watercolor paper
|Digital draft drawn December 6th, 2012.|
Rough pencil sketch made to 'feel' the composition.
Poorly-lit reference selfies GO.
|Fixed both Paranoid and Human Paranoid's faces.|
|Fixed Human Paranoid's legs using photos of people and sculptures as reference.|
Inking always begins with eyes and faces.
I wasn't satisfied with Human Paranoid's hand. Cut out faulty line with an X-Acto knife and lifted it from paper surface. One of the advantages of working on watercolor paper!
|Hand looks better, though now it's too large.|
This illustration is inspired by the song "I Against I" by Massive Attack featuring Mos Def. It's long been a part of Paranoid's inspiration playlist.
I love using my technical pens on watercolor paper; its absorbency ensures rich, solid inks and high detail retention. After the craziness of Inktober, it was nice to spend four days finishing this piece!