I started coloring this image with the face in case I messed up then I could easily start over without loosing too much. This little guy has gone totally Gothic so I used lighter skin tones and then added in the black shading around the eyes. There are two tattoos, one on the arm (a cross and bones skull) and the one of the face (inspired by Mike Tyson's facial tattoo). These were done last with Copic W9 after all the skin tone was colored. I also added body piercings where easily done with a White Gel pen then recolored with the Copic markers - another element that can be done after all the shading and coloring is finished.
The background was done with reds, oranges, blacks and a little blues. Basically I started from the top and dragged the colors down until the whole background was colored. The reds and oranges I used for darken up the background and also adding vertical interest. Since I was watching Ghost Rider at the same time, I was inspired to add a some flames to the bike wheel. He he he Then for some extra details added the dirt flying up from the wheel which also gives it a sense of motion. Besides, how else did the back wall get so dirty?!
I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Stampin' for the Weekend - Child's Play
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #41 - Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges - One for the Boys
City Crafter Challenge #150 - Song Inspired ("Bad to the Bone")
Through the Craftoom Door - Anything Goes
MyGrafico Challenge #147 - Anything Goes
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #5 - For the Boys