Trying Something New

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I’ve never been much for the cartoony or anime look. Ironic, considering my degree in animation. But I decided to give it a shot. This is from a photo of me and my kids looking tired. It came out better than expected. This is my first time trying a style like this out, and I surprised myself that I was able to pull it off. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to replicate it again. I’ve been trying but it just hasn’t worked out. Anyways, after rendering in pencil, I did the ink with Faber-Castel Pitt Pens then used Copic markers for the grey. I saw an article about Robert DeJesus, who takes random selfies and recreates them in his own style. I highly suggest checking them out, even if you don’t like the style, because he’s really good at it.

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