I plan to show at least one or two unfinished drawings a week until August 14, and perhaps a bit after that date as well. I lost many hours of sleep adding color to these, so dagnab it, I'm going to show you the fruit of my labor.... soon. But for now, here some sketches that have yet to be slathered with digital paint.
For the 4th illustration, you get an illustration of one of the main characters of this story, Martin.
I like this little fella. Some think he's based off of myself, but I don't see the resemblance, personally. He's 9 and I'm a 37-year-old man. I suppose it isn't impossible for a guy in his mid-thirties to look like this, but I just don't.
He's a black kid from England and he likes stories of ghouls and goblins, and monsters and dragons. He also pretends they are real because thematically, the macabre brings him joy.
I enjoy the serene look on his face here. I didn't quite get the same effect on the other drawings I did of him so I appreciate this one most.
I hope you enjoy the little adventure I send him on.
Thanks for peeking into my brain. Be careful of what peeks back.
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