The above digital inked art is part of a series in progress as time
permits. Two more are in consideration. Going way back to an earlier style I used when I very young. The
difference being that this is digitally inked and back grounds are made in
photoshop as opposed to old school paint tricks. In the upper right corner is an old junk color pencil practice
piece done on low cost white paper. It was never meant to be anything other then a "pull out some traditional media and get
your hands dirty" thing - usually tossed. I keep some around in case I want to experiment and that is what happened here.
Those who use color pencil for serious efforts usually use color paper as white shows through the gaps and looks ugly.
When I was young and limited in materials I would mix media often. I used to mix color pencil and acrylic it the technique I used
to go over this junk practice - to create a more rich study level piece. I did however go off book on the reference. I initially had
a reference picture but because i didn't really care outside of pushing the traditional media around - I stopped paying attention to it.
When I don't stick to reference what happens is that data I store from every day watching of people (in this case women) mashes together and I render what
comes to mind. So, although the likeness is blown, the re-acquainting with this old technique has me itching to do a more
serious figure study ... and I have some old illustration board for the task - yahoo! The bottom cartoon is an
old character idea form so long ago ... well let's not go there. Anyway - this will be the fourth installment in
the flat series of vector inked pieces.