Inspired by Charcoal: Day 5

"DragonRising" created by Robert Chapman

Here we are at day number 5! Once again, I was away from my apartment so I have another non-digital drawing. I brought my sketchpad and filled an entire piece of paper with pencil lead. I drew a few different things and this piece took the longest, and is the most interesting. The other drawings I decided to trash were basically like creatures. Or bits of creatures anyways. With this piece though, I didn’t like the clearly visible overlap of where I was coloring everything in, but now it’s kind of neat to see exactly where I shaded and the pattern is pretty neat.

I definitely got my inspiration from reading this interview here with another artist. I love her artwork. I’ve never worked with anything other than pencils, pens, and the digital stuffs. Her charcoal pieces are fantastic. I think everything has an eerie feel to it when it’s done that way. It’s just dark. I love it. I don’t own any charcoal stuff, I just used some 8B pencils and tried my best to take my time, and keep my hands off the page! It’s pretty messy stuff.

I think it’ll be back to digital artwork for tomorrow. I want to do some more work on that lizard thing I drew yesterday. Maybe expand on it. Perhaps into a proper comic book panel or something. At least, that sounds really interesting! We’ll see what I’m in the mood for tomorrow.