TFA tumblr request: Smile

So I reblogged an art meme in my tumblr, and to my surprise, I received a request of TFA Blitzwing  in A1.

It only request the expressions, but I decide to take the challenge, and draw the gestures along with the expressions. I drew some doodle sketch to get the expression and gesture right.

Art meme created by Galactibun
Art meme created by Galactibun

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The first time I drew the pencil sketch, I realized Blitzwing is facing directly at the audience, and thus, seem more intimidating. After comparing the sketch with the brainstorming sketch, I decide to redraw the face, making him turn downwards to make the smile more inviting and friendly.

First Pencil Sketch
First Pencil Sketch
Redrawing the head
Redrawing the head
Final Pencil Sketch
Final Pencil Sketch

Seeing how my right hand is fatigue from overuse, I try to take care not putting too much strength in gripping. I start off with the 0.1 pen, the brush pen to draw the thickest outline, then the 0.5 pen to bridge the gap. That way I don’t have to draw the lines entirely with three pens, putting less workload to my hands.

First Inking
First Inking
Second Inking, with brush pen and 0.5 pen
Second Inking, with brush pen and 0.5 pen

Later, I shade the black parts, and finally I draw some black parts with the French Grey marker pen to add in the shading, and the red marker for the optics and mouth. The final request can be found here.

Shading
Shading
Final
Final

 

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