I’m still experimenting with using white ink highlights on robots and cityscapes. I also love to combine a wash with the stark black and white.
I’ve decided to get back to basics: robots comin’ to town!
What love about robots in a city, aside from the obvious, is that it’s a great opportunity to test easier ways to draw cityscapes. You see, gentle reader, while I love looking at cityscapes, as I imagine many of ye do, I find drawing them labor intensive, time consuming, and sometimes boring. So the “robots in a cityscape” exercise is a three-pronged attack: practice cityscapes to become faster and generally more proficient at drawing something that can be un[pleasant to draw; discover new short cuts along the way;draw some robots.
Happy New Year, everyone!
Hard to believe that another year has gone by. And in honor of the 18th year of this century, I have here and octopus. I realize that octopi have eight arms and not 18, but let’s not worry about that.
I started with a pencil sketch that started out very loose, then I gradually tightened up a bit.
I then inked it.
I was originally planning on leaving it black and white, but I eventually decided to apply a wash and some ink splatter.
The original piece is fairly large, and even with my large format printer, I had to stitch this together.