Samurai Helmets

Helmets, hats, masks; all manner of facial coverings interest me. Samurai helmets are particularly riveting to me because of the artistry involved. Additionally, the face coverings emote dramatically, lending themselves to beautiful shadows.

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I follow a very cool Instagram account by the nameĀ of OctoNation, and account that is all about octopi art and media. They posted a very cool sculpture of an octopus that really highlighted the eyes, and it inspired me to draw this.

I wanted to use the wash as a background element so the stark contrast would really foreground the octopus. The wash also makes an appropriate background for the octopus, who is able to squirt ink.


Faces in Wash

I thought I’d celebrate the arrival of summer with some ink wash faces. I love to draw brad faced, bald men’s faces, and adding a little wash allows me to bring out more of their features than if I just did black and white.

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