This is the second drawing submitted to my gallery in my quest to recapture the illustration skill I used to have.
The original image is from an Associated Press photo taken during the Phillipine uprising in 2004. It was a very powerful picture of a young child wielding a submachinegun. It was a very bloody uprising this year.
The image was traced over an inkjet printout of the photo using heavyweight art paper. I blueline penciled the image, then inked it with artist ink and a number 6 sable brush (do they not sell India ink anymore? I did not see any at the store). This is the first time I have picked up a brush in over a decade. I know the pro's swear by the brush technique, so I know I need to start using it in my art work. My lines are thick, but I will over come that obstacle over time.
I did this entire image in one afternoon, so I was rushing it, and it shows. The girl's trigger finger is not as up-to-parr as I would like it to be.
I will get better.