Been meaning to post up a larger shot of this sketch I did at a show in Naples, Italy, a year ago. Sometimes at shows I will experiment with different techniques and approaches. Sometimes I will do all the sketches just in pencil, other times, I will whip out the sable brush and ink and do washes.
This time, it was a traditional marker and whiteout sketch but with some pencil rendering and patterns thrown in. I chose that approach as I didn't want her tattoo to overwhelm the shot. Having something that complex and large on her figure would really jump out in straight black and white and I wanted a more subtle look.
Here's what it looks like closer (link.)
Friday, March 25, 2005