King Skeleton by ~AsuraRena
`suzaku009 says: The marker work here is incredible! It's incredible how the artist was able to produce such a disturbing work while using a soft coloring style.
*hieyizar says: The coloring of that artwork is wonderful, all details are accurate! (
First of all the colors are wonderfully chosen. So much gray and brown that the burgundy and gold are branded onto our retinas. Love the plethora of textures and patterns, everything from the repetition of the beads to the rows of ribs. I can't help but mention the resemblance to the work of Ayami Kojima. Don't know if you've even heard of her, but I'm sure you would dig her style.
I've never understood how people can get such great gradation with markers. I have a basic set of Copics (still ran me like 60 bucks...) and there's no way I could get all those shades! Do you just own every color under the sun or is there some addition you mix with it?
I have the hole Ciao-set and trying to get the rest colors in Sketch (At the moment I have ~30 Sketchs), but at least you don't need so much different colors. The trick is the (I don't know this is the right word for but google says so xD') dazzling. You often don't need more than to different pins for one area for example the skin. Many colors darken itself if you stroke more than once over the same place. I often use not more than 3 different tones vor each area^^
I'd first have to say that it's really good and I DO like it; but the skeleton is a bit inaccurate in places, ESPECIALLY around the eye sockets. (The fingers count as an acceptable break from reality, as that also looks really cool.)