2013 started off with finishing off a commission piece. Measuring at A2 size, this is the biggest work I have worked in only in ink pen and sumi ink! Painting wise I have gone as big as a mammoth mural painting measuring 27m x 3m. Took my sister and I the whole summer break during our high school days to finish it off. Think we got payed about $2 per hour, arrgh back in the days.
Anyway this girl in the picture is based on the client's (who is also a good friend on mine and an respected artist himself) wife. He wanted me to draw something oceanic and to have his wife as not exactly a mermaid but some sort of sea-being.
Inking in the black areas. I had to go over the black areas about four times to achieve pure black. I wanted to achieve totally matted flat black areas but you can still see the different textures under the light... hmmmm
Drawing in details with ink pen
Lastly a little drawing I did to celebrate 2013, the year of Snake!
Happy New Year everyone!