WIP Drowning Panel EP1 – Pencils

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There’s the final pencils for this drawing. Beyond the head, this took most of the time on this image because I had to sit there and really consider the placement of everything. This is often the most enjoyable part of a drawing for me. I don’t do a lot of fully rendered pencil drawings because the mechanical filling-in nature of pencil drawings gets tedious quickly. I enjoy the ‘design’ portion more.

You might notice that the composition has changed a little… this happens. Some artists prefer to refine their sketches at the thumbnail stage, but I don’t necessarily. I get it as close as I can, then move on…because I know it’s going to change and improve when I apply the image to a larger size and with more detail. I think we can all agree a slightly sexualized pose like this (I dunno, man elegantly drowning to me is hot?) is better than staring at his gullet and up into nose hair.

Stylized water is one of my favourite things in the world.