Deep in the pages of Arsenic Lullaby is a particular Boogie
Man, who is mostly a lowlife, lacking in any real ambition
or enthusiasm and prone to conspiracy theories. While I
haven't yet delved into what he does on his off time, I'd
imagine it's spend writing lengthy crack pot letters to news
and government agencies.
Technically speaking, I did some different things with this
one than previous. Instead of the focus of the eye being the
center of the composition, the moment flows through the
center. Also, I tend to keep a constant muted tone with the
coloring to let the line work take center stage and focusing
on the school cartoonish look, but here I added some
contrast, giving the base image more of a washed out look,
bordering on black and white and gave the demons more
Gives it a real offbeat tone/mood, I think.
I try to speak to the viewers imagination with my work, and
in this case the viewer is in part viewing elements of
someone else's imagination...one reality looking into
another reality, imagining a reality?
Might be overthinking all that, but I'd say the end result
turned out pretty well...however I came to it.
Didn't think to take many progress pics, but here are just a
few of the inking, up to the finished inks.
The final is big and wide, better if
you look on Makersplace where you can zoom in and take in all
the details, instead of on my clunky blog format.
It'll be at this link...and there will only be ONE available