best of the drawing of the day, week 122: man in tweed

drawingofthedaymanintweedSort of like a Man in Black, except for some reason I decided not to black in his suit.  Instead I started shading it with hatching, and ended up with three or four different sizes of hatching and a few little globs and blots of brushwork for what I hope is a coarse tweed effect.  If you take a close look, you will see that the jacket is lined in silk (presumably) in the magical spiral pattern- because this guy is into some seriously weird stuff.

I debated right up until I declared this drawing finished whether or not to give these two characters a set of matching badges, because I’m pretty sure they’re partners.  But then I started thinking about any agency that would team up an (apparently) baseline human with a sentient transparent flame, and decided that it would definitely be an agency that keeps its badges in its pockets, if you know what I mean.  For those who think the pose suggests a greater intimacy than simply going around protecting our dimension from Things Sentient Transparent Flames Were Not Meant To Know, note that I said they were partners– not that they were just partners.  Perhaps they are also very good friends.  I’m not going to judge.

It’s drawings like this that make me really, really want to learn to color in layers.

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