this lady cost me the last of my nerves. stuck in the sketch phase for months, lineart done a couple of weeks ago, i was afraid to ruin everything trying to add diluted ink shading and when i finally mustered up the courage … BAM! the paper fucks me over, gets blotchy and spotty. so i went for black out again. she is still not finished and i doubt she ever will be.
i decided to stick a bit with the men with beards theme and practice some crosshatching.
so i turned cosplayer/reenacter Armin Bastler (mimins_workshop on instagram) into a mightily pissed davy jones on the brink of losing his human guise.
this commission is especially dear to me, as it was the first one i received from a person who does not know me in real life, but found me on deviantArt. plus, painting a beautiful woman, who is also a malevolent, ancient entity was an interesting challenge.