WOW, I just started this tumblr 4 days ago and somehow the thing made it to front page and got past 500 followers, the best part is that the majority of you guys are artists and I’m a fan of some of you as well so it’s super special!
To celebrate I did an image with cool people like you just hanging around the tumblrhood, cats and mouses are just for fun.
Process: Gather some reference for the characters, sketch the composition and general idea, at this point it was only people in the image. Each layer had a character linework and flat colors. The guys looked bored so decided to add cats, cause the internet loves Kitties, then added mouses cause why not.
Last part was refinement, so I gathered more inspirational reference. Some Calum Alexander art (http://calumalexanderwatt.blogspot.com) and Iris Muddy art (http://irismuddy.tumblr.com) Then rework all the linework with color and redo all the color flats with temperature variants and shadow pass. Trying to stay loose on all of the image, same brushstroke speed and time on each part so if it looks shitty it’s consistent and shitty all over, Shitty style!
Poi, dopo essermi adattato alla tua assenza, riappari all'improvviso, rimetti il mio cuore in subbuglio, duri il tempo d'una sigaretta e scappi via:
Lasciandomi quel retrogusto amaro di chi sa che non riuscirà, mai del tutto, a voltare pagina.