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Drawing the Beast Within, by Pingo (picture intensive, no kidding)

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Next I added more nuanced shading to the cloak, trying to keep a sense of whiteness by using very fine pens and drawing the tones with fine, closely spaced lines.  I drew the gore on the hem more boldly and hopefully it gives a sense of something befouled.


I finished the foreground, drawing fine freehand nearly-parallel horizontal lines to give a sense of space and a smooth floor. There is a disturbing trailing puddle of darkness to the right.


Since I was finishing the foreground I signed and dated the drawing.  Since I am maintaining a pretense of internet anonymity, I greyed it out in the photos.



I started to fill in the right background with a medium large brush pen.





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Here are some close-ups, some with a centimeter scale, to show details:








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Finally I finished it.  I kind of got into a groove and didn't take any intermediate pictures except this one:



I decided to go for a sort of smoky texture on the right involving a lot of layers of irregular shapes using brushes and pens of many sizes. I also touched up bits here and there on the drawing. I made the creature's teeth darker because they looked a little bright and stark.


Anyhow, here are a couple more details:





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On 10/13/2017 at 7:02 AM, Froggy the Great said:

This evokes all the creepy numinousity I got at age 8 or so from the illustrated Wreck of the Hesperus.


Bonus points for “numinous”.

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