I’ve just finished up an ink piece for an online challenge (I think I’m addicted to online challenges lol) over at Sketch Theatre. The challenge was “Gundam” – you know, the giant robots? Anyways, I thought I would change it up and do a piece that had a bit more of a narrative to it instead of just a juicy character shot – which is fine, I just wanted to show a story.
I thought that a fight between the gundam and a giant monster would be the perfect way to go. It started out as a gundam vs. cathulu, but I ended up changing it to a vs. godzilla. I sketched in the shot that I wanted – foreground, middle ground, and background. I decided to tilt the shot a bit for a sense of action. And I had godzilla’s tail wrap around as a counter to the sword and to help lead the eye.
From there, I used micron pens on the gundam (to make it more mechanical) and a brush pen on godzilla (to make it more organic). After that, I used ink washes on the background city – very loose. And then ink washes on the gundam and godzilla.
Lastly, I used an inky wet paper towel for godzilla’s texture and a white correction pen for a bit of highlight here and there.
All in all a fun and quick piece.