To make a change of pace, I had actually had an idea that sort of fit this description. It was originally meant to be a receptionist though. However, Librarian may work better. Who knows, maybe could be both?
Day 20, The Old Librarian
Now, I haven’t entirely figured out the importance of this character yet…and I can’t tell you why either for spoiler reasons. Which also means I can’t tell you anything about them. Which sucks. I can however tell you about the image that I’ve had from the beginning of this idea, which is the main scene. The main image that’ll either finish the story or start it (bar the burning man of course).
Using the image above I used a lanyard of my own to do reference images. I took a few to see the sort of effects, what angles and proportions I wanted. I decided on the large one on the left hand side.
Now I had the components I needed, time to draw it out.
To start with I started penciling in all the details. Getting the directions of the loops of the right way (funny thing, noticed after posting this page I missed the end of a loop. It’s okay there’s always a rework) and putting in all the shading I’d want. My plan was to keep everything in pencil bar the actual tag, as that would be the focus.
I then added in the ink with a brush tip fine liner. I made sure to keep the lines clean and the keep the shadows and shading simple.
I reallllly liked the outcome of this. I kept the lines clean and precise (which is rare for me) and the overal look looked great. I really like this one.
Webs next, going to be interesting.
Inktober List I used: http://memesforartists.tumblr.com/
Pinterest board for Inktober: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/beardhelena/inktober-2017/
Pinterest boards for my character references/influences/ideas: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/beardhelena/character-idea-inspiration/