Today’s post was a fun one just for me.
The underlying drawing was done rapidly using a sketchy line style. The overall feel is comic-book inspired, though it’s far rougher than the what’s usual in the industry.
The kernel of inspiration for the picture came from a photo of a skateboarder, , perched atop his board, visible only from the feet to about the knees.
The second set of legs were added as a counterpoint to those in the foreground. Along with what appears to be blood, they set up a curious scenario. What is the relationship between the two characters? Is the nearer one staggering toward the other, and if so, why? The farther character’s stance comes off as cocky, not welcoming. Perhaps he’s the source of the other’s distress.
Surprisingly, the whole thing came together easily: even the coloring. The only part that gave me trouble was the shape of the foreground shadow. It started out more localized: directly beneath the wounded one. In frustration, I just swiped it across the whole of the bottom. That did the trick. It doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, but i chose a harmonious visual composition over plausibility.