forest 2 – princess

I’ve been hesitating for the longest time whether to colour it at all, but in the end I really like the result.

Forest 2 - Princess

forest 1 (and the remake – moon)

The very first illustration for the new concept.
With this picture I’ve estabilished the technique I currently use. For a long time I had been using pen and ink, but I had bever been satisfied with the result. I felt that the drawings became somehow static, lost the ease and sense of movement they had in pencil. Now I use black markers (Copic by default), ink for larger areas and white stickers for corrections. Then I make a b/w photocopy and colour it.

forest 1

Lately I prefer to scan the b/w drawing and colour it digitally, because I always spend way too much time on touch-ups of the hand coloured pictures anyway.

forest 1 - moon

The theme is also something that has been in my head for a long time – a corpse in a forest, with worms and insects and an omnious moon above.