Monday, February 7, 2011

Nocturnal Interlude

This is the second drawing from the mini-series of illustrations to Lips of Color of Blood, a novel by Jurii Kirnev. If you follow my blog, you might already know that the novel is set in modern day Budapest and its heroine represents Death itself in the form of an attractive young woman.

The reference photo for the model, as in the previous case, was provided by the author himself. As the references for some of the background details I used photos of Kerepesi Cemetery -- one of the oldest graveyards in Hungary. The drawing is done with my usual mix of media -- color pencils finished with ball-point pens.

Usually I try to develop the colors as evenly as possible throughout the entire process, but this time, as you can see from the WIP scans below, I tried a different approach, rendering the colors and shades step-by-step, starting with the most important elements.

As I wrote in the previous post, there will be three drawings in total, so stay tuned for the conclusion!


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