Prints now for sale at 4DE [link]
I've been doing nothing but commissions lately so I needed a little break to get my creativity back
Most of you probably know by now that the character is Sen from my flash comic, Knite, which you can read here
I don't think I've ever mentioned this before, but the Chinese word on Sen's back is his name. It's written as "Sheng" in Pinyin (but pronounced more like Sen in English) and it means life, live, or birth depending on the context.
I drew this a bit different than the usual style for Knite. I wanted the line art to be more sketchy to reflect the chaotic cluster of buildings. I also used a reference for the background this time because I wanted the drawing to be as authentic as possible to what some parts of China is really like. However, I added the unnaturally bright blue sky to emphasize what's not there in reality.
made a club just for Knite!
Check it out
The photo reference is from a wonderful blog by Jamie Sinz, which you can see here [link]
(the referenced image is 1/4 way down the page under the April 22, 2009 entry) The blog has various pictures of her time in China. From the rural mountains to clustered slums, her blog contains a great reflection of all sides of China
Drawn in Paint tool SAI, texture added in Photoshop.