Monday 11 July 2016

Mother of Bats

I posted another in the series 'Mother of ...' on my facebook page Bloowabbit, entitled 'Mother of Bats'. I had an idea of something more gothic in mind and the result was this piece coloured in markers with added coloured pencil.

First colours laid down in the line drawing were Copic Ciao Milky White and Chafford PB71. Boston Board was used.

 Bat images found online were used as a resource, including a flying fox.

The piece was coloured and shadows added.

Coloured pencils, Mars Chromo, give more depth to the marker layers. Spirals of purple, blue and green marker were used to break up the flatness of the background.

A final outline of black pen followed by a line of white gel pen helps the image to pop. More white gel pen was used to add spirals of white to give a feeling of mist.

I'm unhappy with the left eye, didn't notice it was too far to the right until I was about to apply the coloured pencil layer. I like the stance of the figure, her tattoo and her sombre expression. 

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