I won't lie, I have a real problem with painting skintones, I never seems to get them right and more often than not the faces of my character end up looking like they're made out of silicon or some other lifeless material.
Last edited by T_Marasą; April 4th, 2012 at 02:09 PM. Reason: Exchanged wip with finished version.
Here's something I'm working on right now.
There's no real concept behind it nor any kind of meaning or symbolism, I just sketched what was on my mind at the moment.
Lately I'v been asking myself a simple question that somehow I failed to consider before: what is that I like to draw?
I always assumed that whatever comes out of my pencil is necessarily what I want to draw and in a sense that's correct, sifting trough the production of an artist we can somehow derive the arithmetic mean of his preferences and his tastes.
Still, those informations are only obtained post-audit.
This sketch, instead, is taking shape and expanding organically, like in a graphic flux of consciousness each new element is added to the whole in reaction to the sum of the antecedents. It has no 'goal', no blueprint to refer to judge its grade of completement, I'll claim it's finished when I'll be happy with it, or bored.
Come to think of it I'd say that if this sketch represents something then that something is the result of a bottom trawling in my head in this days, if it symbolize something then it's probably something deep and meaningful that keeps going completely over my head.
So far it's telling me that I have a fetish for frozen zombies stored in liquid nitrogen wearing bondage gear .__.
pencil and greyscale self portrait
Looks really fliud, like it just comes easy man.