Home of Sword and Soul
This picture started out with a picture reference of Aloe Blacc. I didn’t really know where I was going exactly, but, eventually, it became another self portrait.
The piece starts out with the character sketch. Once I lay down all the lines here, I moved on to adding the clothing & skin tone. The character model is wearing a flat cap, button down shirt, and a sweater vest. Next, I started on the table. I still wasn’t sure what I’d put on it, but, eventually, the Cintiq & pen holder were added. With the back wall in place, the final part (the emblem) was added in photoshop.
With everything in place, the final thing to do was simply erasing parts of the background that mixed in with the character model.
I have nothing to do with any of the music played in this video. I'm not the owner or creator of any of the songs. You can listen to the songs on almost any music player.
All of the music in this video is from Aloe Blacc.
1)Personal Business from 2003’s The Aloe Blacc EP
2)I Need A Dollar from 2010’s Good Things