I decided to get a little more experimental this time. The idea of the two of them talking through the walls was an invitation to do a section cut drawing. I decided to take it all the way, and give it touches similar to what you see in certain types of digital architectural concept images. From there I just added textures that seemed interesting and dynamic.
The preservation of the halftone/newspaper print style coloring of Twi and Rainbow preserves that visual language, and contrasts it to the imagined world between the walls. The ductwork is slightly visible to them, so they can get a more realistic impression of it. The spaces between them are left to their imagination, hence it being more abstract rather than a realistic depiction of the sort of machinery and structure you would find between walls.
This was very fun to draw and color, and I’d certainly like to try an image like this again.
Plus…there’s a bit of a reference to literary horror in this.
im making these paranormal buttons and i thought i’d make a tutorial while im at it. they’re meant to look like cmyk screenprints, but entirely digital. you can do this with any image, but i found that photographs look the best. give a cool vintage postcard feel to your pictures or artwork!
“Coming shortly is a new print series featuring my exploration into halftones. The Lion & the Wolf seem merge perfectly together to create a humble yet aggressive visual combo with the core Hydro74 touch and structure.”