After sitting on this one for 4 or 5 months I decided to give a crack at colouring this, as it has been a while since I have coloured anything digitally. The colour scheme I used is a bit different then my usual palette as it is a bit more muted and earthy. I thought at first the colours I had chosen would be to complicated and make
2018 is the first time I have participated in Inktober and for those who do not know what this means, Inktober is an artist challenge that runs the length of October in which artist post an ink drawing everyday to social media. It is a way for artists to force themselves to push out work as fast as possible while and at a steady pace for one month.
King of the Dead. Drawn on 9 x 12 inch watercolour paper with Micron 0.5mm pens. This is the cumulation of about 40- 50 hours of line drawing, crosshatching, and stippling. This piece is the most detailed ink drawing I have ever untaken and a progression in different techniques which I feel I am starting to master. This is a representation of the King of the Dead is
After years of pondering, a few failed launches due to lack of skill in dealing with the complexity of these pieces, I began to undertake colouring the Delicate Balance series. Over the last 6 months I have coloured three of the original ink drawings digitally, using Photoshop. I have learned a lot from colouring these and they are responsible for an incredible increase in my speed and knowledge