Totaly awesome, and works great as Wallpaper for your Desktop, it looks so colorfull while just having three colors, if you wanan call black and white even colors.
I think you go with a sin city style over here, at least for the color plate can't tell if something else is because I've never seen this movie.
What where your Inspirations for this?
Btw. if you have trouble with fading colors at least for the pencils well I know you used first HB because crappiest paper ever, unless that crappy paper was intenianly. If you work with pencils you should use much softer pencils like 2B to shade it, if you are right handed try to go from the upper left corner to the bottom right corner. Might be weird but since your hand is not smushing the pencil lines and shades of the paper it won't fade as fast. Yeah it can be akward first, you also can try gloves but that sounds even more awkward if you ask me but some provesionals seem to do that.
To tell you the truth my inspiration wasnt realy anything in particular, other than long boring hours at trucker classes. I started out drawing just the fox killing the cat in the front as a practice for drawing dynamic poses. I drew it on a crappy exersize paper (there was no paper intended for drawing to be found in the whole school.) As i went on i started to fill the picture out with details, and after a while i thought, lets capture the essence of the 70s! I had the feeling charchoal and some after editing on my computer could do that. (Unlike my digital drawings that tends to get over saturated and feel a bit more modern). I wanted to draw a riot, had that idea in my head for a while so i decided to merge that idea into this picture. I used a mechanical 0.7 pencil and 0.5 for details. I went with HB cuz ever since i can remember i for some reason have a realy hard time to go soft on the pencil. I had some 2Bs but i snap them off almost instantly as i start to draw haha! As for the smudging issues, i usually just take another paper and put it under my right hand and then move around the paper under my hand as i need.
Hope this answers some of your questions. I would like to thank you a lot for your depthful comment and usefull tips. Comments like yours are rare and precious as gold to me :)
Is that a UFO?
How did you do the lights on the police sign?
I did that with the waterbrush in a paint program i use when i do my digital drawings (The program is called Easy Paint Tool SAI if you want to try it out). The original picture is drawn with just a simple charcoal pencil. :)
A lot of hard work went into this, and it shows! If nothing else, the 1970's were grimy and hazy, just like it's shown here (tons of particulates in the atmosphere, litter in the streets). Damn, it's almost like an animal version of The Warriors going on!
I like the occasional splatter of red on the otherwise sepia-colored canvas... and such much detail! A crazy, dystopian cityscape with a lot to look at. Nice work!
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