I’m starting a series to develop my familiarity with color in my illustration work. I feel the most at home with my pieces during the first stages where I’m making the line drawing. Working out the composition and the anatomy, capturing the action and the emotion… all of that is what I enjoy the most. And then comes time to finish the piece, and I sometimes feel a little lost.
It’s my own fault. I spent the first 18 years of my life doing nothing but pencil drawings. Linework is all I ever practiced in.
In this one I worked up the skin, boots and umbrella, but I somehow like it better with the coat and leggings left the same color as the background, with just some simple touches to indicate volume. What do you guys think?