Also known as the Tiger Owl, or Bubo virginianus.
I've been fortunate enough to hang out with Mr @angryblue during WMC Fest, and he gave me some great feedback about that vampire bat skull I drew a few months back. I've been trying to apply that feedback in this shot.
As usual, done on an iPad 2, with Sketchbook Pro, and a Wacom Bamboo stylus.
You should check it in big. I've also done a version with an additional shading layer.
And there's the rest of the series, obviously.
By the way, I might or might not get the funds to do some prints of that collection of skulls in the upcoming months. Anybody interested? What sizes? And all that jazz.
about 1 month ago
the best thing about this sort of sketch is that you have nothing to lose. dont be afraid of slopping down loads of solid black to see how it looks, dont be afraid of getting loose and leaving swathes of the skull as solid white.
it seems that you have a tendency to obey rules when youre shading, set some solid rules for one drawing and allow the drawing to be only about those. then break them all in the next.
when youre in the stages like this mark making is the funnest bit, you get to learn what you like and what you dont and keep moving forward from there.
@Craig Robson Thank you for your feedback. I'm slowly experimenting with that series. What Justin told me already allowed to break away from routine. But I totally see your point.
The next experiment is to go back to pencil and paper.
Amazing Simon! The line work is spot on!
@Christopher Reece Thanks!
Love your skulls! The style is great for these kind of illustrations.
Regarding size of prints: I think the skull series would fit both on portrait position A4 or A3 as well as smaller square frames (about 6"x6" (or 15 cm x 15 cm as preferred in Europe...)) or even smaller.
Imagine a wall scattered with these!
@Daniel Viberg Thanks. I like the 6"x6" idea. A wall of these in square format would indeed be nice.
Time to inquire about pricing.
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