So, I’m not terribly thrilled with this. The color blending didn’t turn out how I wanted, and I think I overdid it with the colorless blender, so it got a bit muddy. That made me stop caring toward the end; hence the sloppy edges around the rim.
Honestly this kinda feels like a step backward since I did it in profile with no depth. Also, I feel like the ouroboros should’ve been lower on the scabbard so that the blade wasn’t obscuring it so much.
Eh, decent but not my best. Though I take it as a good sign that I feel like I could do better. I’ll try to take more time with tomorrow’s effort.
Wanted to try the cool gray copics instead of the neutral grays I’ve been using, but it was so dark it obscured some of the linework. Redid it with thicker pen, but that made it look a little sloppy.
Not super thrilled with the spaghetti either, and apparently the white pencil doesn’t go on as smooth as I thought it did, which is irksome.
Still, not a total loss.
I’m not super pleased with the teeth on the left side of the upper jaw, as they got lost in the heavy linework. And the grey marker behind the glowy thing looks a bit slapdash, but I left my midtone book at home and needed something to put behind the white pencil.
I’m pretty pleased with the angle and perspective, since I used a reference image that was at a different angle, and I really like how the marker in the mouth turned out to give depth.
Day two of Inktober for this year has the prompt “Divided”. I decided to stick with a Hallowe’en theme, though I’m not sure how long I’ll do that. Reckon it depends on both the prompts, and my artistic ability.
I’m actually VERY happy with how the Copic markers shaded, particularly the main shadow under the cranium of the skull, and the shadows in the skull worked well with the addition of a white pencil. I regret not showing more of the axe handle, because all I’m picturing is Yondu from GotG 2, but still, overall I’m quite happy with it. I have learned that the red pencil is not my ideal sketching option, as it doesn’t like to erase. Ah, well… this is how we learn.