I should have uploaded this post months ago really, but I kept putting it off because mainly I really, really wasn’t happy with it. Skad is one of those characters I hate in Outsider (**). Funny thing is he was’t meant to be like that at first, but as I kept writing he developed into a really nasty malicious character, and I think that kind of blurred my image of him in my head.
This was one of my first test drawings with brown paper, polychromo pencils and pan pastels. My biggest mistake with this drawing was using strait up white as a highlight without using a beige or even a pink pan pastel instead.
A the time I wasn’t using makeup brushes to apply the pan pastels
I used makeup sponges to apply the pan pastel and it didn’t really allow for the the most delicate or accurate application. Once I found that I could use makeup brushes I stopped using sponge tip applicators completely unless I was trying to thickly cover a large surface.
As for the gold foil…I have no idea! I was experimenting with different backgrounds at the time and wanted to see what it would look like on a portrait drawing. Once I get around to drawing him again I’ll need to add a beard and a big one at that. He’s meant to have a thick braided beard which runs from his ears to his chin, but I think I’ll wait till I’m in a bad mood because I really, really hate this guy. I’d much rather draw Ragi or Jarl first.