Holy shit...insanely nice tones and glowing sepias...what steps did you to get to this? Is hot press the really smooth stuff, or the other way around. (pardon all the questions, but I am in awe of your work)
Thank you! I'm glad you like these things. Lessee, answers to questions... 1. Steps - first I draw the piece in pencil. I never have a concept in mind, I just start drawing. Once the pencils are down and the concept is cemented, I do a very thin line layer in ink, no solid blacks or real texturing. Then I lay down the shadows and textures with straight black watercolor paint. Once that dries completely (I let sit a couple days at least) I go over the top with colored washes in acrylic. The last step is a final specular highlight and shadow pass in watercolor and acrylic. #2 - Yes hot press is the really smooth, tight weave paper. Most inks just sit on top of it and some paint can't even penetrate it (especially if you have a layer already). I like those features. Cold press is loose and cottony, and I can't get the sharpness or detail I like. So I don't use it much. Thanks again!
I see the Giger influence in your work, but this stands out as being original (as far as I can tell). Great expression, emotion and action in this piece. It's really good. Hmmm.... yeah, I'll +fav this.