A Sketch of Blys

Still experimenting with some different techniques to find the right balance between old (hand drawn sketch) and new (using Photoshop add shading, textures, highlights, etc.) This sketch of Blys gets closer to what I want to do for my next project. The sketch is actually a modest-sized (~ 6 x 9″) pencil drawing on rough paper (to give it some texture) that was scanned in at high-resolution so that I could shade and add some finer details in Photoshop. What I like is that it doesn’t lose the handmade feel that I find lacking in a lot of digital painting and artwork.