Back in Black

Man I love that AC DC track

So today I thought I should test out the new sketch pad I bought for the inking. I wanted to try something simple first just to see how things progress. I got the idea of using the famous Frankenstein image that you see quite often around the net. So I sketched out a rough draft using the image as a base point.

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After that, using my window as a ‘archaic’ lightbox, I traced the basic structure of the concept sketch on to the art paper from the new sketch pad. I am currently in the process of getting a proper lightbox. I was going to try and build one but a friend of mine opted to rather take on the manual labour seeing as my hands are of the ‘delicate’ nature. Haha… Anyway I’m super excited for the lightbox.

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From there I started on the inking process. I’m really trying to use more arm and less wrist but it is proving difficult. But as they say, practice makes perfect. This is how far I’ve reached so far. I’m liking the how it’s shaping up actually. I’m hoping to have a lot of powerful black areas in this illustration. I’m still undecided on what to do with the background. For now I have the idea of a full moon but I’m still not sold on it.

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