13 Nights 2009 has begun!
Night one is the Creature from the Black Lagoon aka Gill Man.
This really was the 1st piece I did. There is alot going on. Mostly due to the fact that I was really trying to create brushes that gave me the look I was searching for. I wanted a brush that was a bit transparent that allowed me to lay color down but also let some of the base color come through.
True to Basil's workflow I worked from a B&W photograph as a start and build off of it with color and brush strokes.
Go here for a summary of this years 13 Nights:[link]
Hope you like it