Wow, just wow. I'm not even sure where to begin with this old art of mine. I was drawing a lot of humans, especially girls, around this time. All of them had this exact same appearance: thin, weird arm muscles, no hands, whatever that lip thing is, and a penchant for terrible punk/goth clothing. I was really trying to find "my style" of drawing humans and I really wanted to draw some "atmospheric" pieces to set my art apart from my friends' art.
I was also learning how to ink artwork around this time. I spent a lot of time looking at popular DeviantArt artists' outlines and trying to mimic their style. In these early stages of inking, I only had Sharpies and regular writing ink pens to work with as this was well before I had even heard of any brand of art pens. It's quite amazing to see how the foundation of my inking skills today started with something as terrible as this.
This week has been pretty busy with random large projects, but this one is arguably the largest. Reference sheets are always time consuming, not that I'm complaining! It's so wonderful to see a character start to come to life.
This guy doesn't have a set name yet, but the client has a a bit of time before I start adding any words. I still need to draw up his back view as well as a few small details, but he's looking good so far!