Cave Monster

As I still don’t know what’s happening with my home so I’ve posted the last of my stuff, including the printer scanner, to Scotland and I have a backpack’s worth of stuff to keep me going in London until move day. Whenever that is. Urgh. That’s gonna make earning hard. In the meantime, potato cam will be put to use for my non-story doodles.

I drew Yuffie,  the Little Fears resident necromancer this morning. Then Lucy. Then the cave monster. Then just sorta kept doodling. A couple of Spiders, Sprites, Spectre, Copper and my recent two dinosaurs. I’m not sure the Fears should go near the cave.

There are two reasons for this image expanding out like this. First, I want to see how my Fears can work as one-off ink drawings. What can I do with a full sheet of paper that isn’t just a singular character? I drew across the ways on an A5 pad so this is still only around six inches across at most.

Second, I usually only draw with sepia, black and Indian red. I grabbed a cobalt turquoise for Yuffie this morning and chromium green because I like green. I’m not sure how well the expanded colour range works. I think I should have gone for darker shades. I’d say the five colours in this image work together, but it borders ADHD considering the minimal visual themes I usually put across. A smattering of green or blue may work in the future, but Yuffies garb is pushing it a bit.

Bonus sketches while I do a wee catch up on #AnimalAlphabets current dinosaur run.

Products used links.

Faber-Castell PITT artist pens – Sepia
Faber-Castell PITT artist pens – Black
Faber-Castell PITT artist pens – Indian Red
Faber-Castell PITT artist pens – Cobalt Turquoise
Faber-Castell PITT artist pens – Chromium Green
Daler Rowney Eco Fine Grain A5