A few months ago my mind was wandering at work and I found myself thinking about the first piece I had published. I remembered liking the idea and though I would do a different version and did a sketch on my break. The original seen below was done for a Canadian heavy metal magazine called Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles as a cover for a promo CD back when I was 18.
Seeing it again makes me cringe a little, I always thought the scan looked blotchy although I don’t have the original to compare to. As for the new version here’s the inks.
Infinitely better in my opinion. From here I painted it, first just the “figure” which I scanned again. I plan to use as a T-shirt design later. After that I taped it back up and finished the background and cleaned up the inks. I hope you like it.
I have a tip for anyone working in mixed media. Even if it says permanent ink on the bottle or pen spray fixative on it before varnishing. I learned that one the hard way.