Another one colorized using Illustrator.
Decided to do something with some color. I know it’s strange to take in at first.
This is one of my favorite drawings. I started drawing this at about 5am while being up all night. It’s seen some better days with some smudges all over. I love the expression of this guy.
Progress photos from start to finish.
I usually start by drawing a circle. Then build from there. I’ll add the eyes and then the mouth. Generally I have a rough idea but tend to just wing it as I go.
I love Hannya masks. I think it’s the expressions that are so intense that draws me to them. Here’s some close ups of a drawing I did last night that was inspired by Hannya masks.
I found one of my old sketchbooks. This one is about 10+ years old. I was still developing my style but as you can see I’ve always drawn some strange characters. You’ll see the name “van ink” all over the place. That was the name I used back when me and a buddy used to screen-print.