Roses are red, violets are blue
Everything's possible, nothing is true.
Commission. This one has a long and difficult history, and I'm really happy that it's finally finished. It was done to, let's say, very precise specifications, which is why it doesn't really look like what you'd usually expect from me. Since I gave away the original, this was also the first time in a good long while that I had to produce something that actually looked good on paper, y'know, no scanning and fixing mistakes afterwards because it's just going on dA and Instagram anyway. Needless to say, that was terrifying.
But the fun part was that this also forced me to use proper ink and a brush for the first time in a good long while because those pigment brush pens I've been using really only work if you're going to scan the piece afterwards – they look like ass on paper. And it's kind of nice to actually have created a physical object that looks finished for once.
So I ended up doing a complete, detailed pencil drawing, something I never do anymore, and inked it on a new sheet with the lightbox so it would look clean and I wouldn't have to worry about smudging when I erased the pencils. All things considered, I'm really happy with how it turned out, and it's certainly reminded me that I need to use the brush more often because man, I love inking with a brush.