Hey Tumblr’s Dashfox1 here wanting to talk about his artwork, lol.
So we got Jack hallow from “Dragons of ragnarok” A man who has been trying to do good for others but appears to slowly turning into demon as some tragic curse. Well this is for artists or just peoples who are interested about artistic process this is how things go for me.
First I discuss the character with my creative team until something sticks in the back of my mind. If the idea comes up again I humor it as with this picture Jack’s story reminds me of something I’d see in Hellboy so I started thinking about Mike Mignola work and being a big fan of his stuff I felt inspired.
So I started doing the sketching, at the very start I just kinda let my hand do all the work while I zone out or focus on a certain type or style of artwork. As with Hellboy I tried put some symbolism into this picture relating to the character. The angel with the wheel is a reference to the mythical Fortuna to which plays a big part into his story not to mention the character kinda mental tick to flip a coin (think less demented two-face).
So after cleaning up the sketch its time to ink and normally I put most of my details and fixes to the sketch (its a bad habit I need to deal with while in the sketch stage).
The coloring stage having inked this bad boy in illustrator I started laying down the colors. Having done so In illustrator my colors where easier to manage in Photoshop when It came time to blend and mix the colors.
Having exported to Photoshop for blending which means I mixed the color with various brushes and opacities I tried a lot of new things with this picture which I think I will be using again for the “Dragons” series. like coloring over the lines and doing blending on it own layer completely. After blending I did some edits here and there (most notably his nose).