I've been working on this piece by piece during my work week and I finally finished it today.
All things considered, it's not "good" per se but it's an accomplishment. The characters in the middle of the frame are way small (I drew this whole thing on a single sheet of 8.5x11" card stock paper), so much so that one character's face got really muddied and I needed to redraw it in Photoshop. Why didn't I just draw every character, or at least every cluster of characters, separately, and larger, and combine them into a single image digitally? Because that idea didn't feel right. I wanted to go 100% traditional on this one, even if it resulted in a "worse" drawing.
Speaking of, what is this drawing about? It's about my characters, the ones that don't appear at the top of my list of most popular images on dA, the ones that I haven't devoted enough time or attention to in years. They're my B-listers through Z-listers...some of them, anyway. They all have complete bios and backstories that I can spit out on the fly, which makes sense since most of these characters were created when I was a kid. I wanted to show (and remind myself) that I have characters other than my too-often displayed Jet Dancer, Nia and Shauntia Black, whom I purposely decided not to include here. Of course, these are only a few of my characters but a single sheet of A4 paper only goes so far.
Drawing them reminds me that there's more to me than just drawing "sexy" pinups and pictures of Jet Dancer leaping through the air grinning all the time. I actually have a universe and stories to tell within it.
Drawn with mech pencil, inked with crow quills, Micron pens and brush pen.
All characters © Jonathan Price