Homemade Strawberry Shortcake.
How I missed you.
Art Trade with Nneka! We both wanted a character from the anime series Escaflowne. She had requested Dilandau, a psychotic soldier dude.
I had a tough time deciding on Dilandau's (guy in the middle) pose...
Started finalizing the background elements. Decided to stick to a pose for Dilandau, finally...!
Now that all of the elements in the picture are clear, all that needs to be done is pushing objects forward by leaving them white and pushing objects back into the background by shading it very dark. This part takes me the longest time and effort, it's a crucial step but it takes a lot of patience.
Nonetheless, I hope you like it Nneka...! It's probably not what you had expected to receive. I wanted to try drawing some sort of story-driven comic panel, haha... ;;
-Watercolor brush for the light washes
-Staedler Permanent marker for filling in the blacks (and to not be affected by the washes)
-Pilot Fineliner pen for the blending washes
-Red Prismacolor pen, I didn't have any other red pens around.
Water and cloth for the pen washes.
Paper brand isn't very important to me, as long as it's good with ink and watercolor washes. See how it bleeds through the other side of the sketchbook paper and barely nicks or scrapes the paper underneath? That's really good paper, in my standards.