Okay, this one was a lot of fun! I wanted to create a character/creature that looked like he was melting and gooey and bloated and just gross. Or awesome depending on how to look at him. I loved the curvy line work I gave to him and the boils on his forearms as well. He’s kind of reminiscent of another piece of mine from years ago called “The Inside Out Man.” A lot of the line work was done with a small paint brush and I really liked working that way for this piece.
After I finished him up I added the inky ‘stalactites’ and ‘stalagmites’ but it didn’t really look as good as I wanted it to. I added some spattering with a toothbrush dipped in ink. That helped a bit, but it just wasn’t there. Lastly, I did my old ‘inky’ trick that I did in a series of pieces a year or two ago where I dripped ink and blew them into squiggly designs. Had a nice effect and I think it worked out pretty well. Kept it all organic as well which is my original idea behind this one.
I have at least one more ready to go in this series and I’ll show that one off tomorrow. I’m not sure what I’ll post after that one. Maybe a give-away for reaching 100 followers when that happens?