Probably one of my best traditional pieces to date. The picture is called b.r.e.a.t.h.e. and was done using Karisma colored pencil on coloured card. It took me, gosh, I’m not sure, a good 20-25 hours, if not more, done with one reference for the upper half of the bodies, the lower halves and arm were done from a number of references.
My first serious digital piece, done to illustrate a chapter of my novel, Hit the Floor, entitled Losing Sanity. The bodies were referenced mostly from pictures of wrestlers, but the faces, are pretty much off the top of the head. Time taken: waaaay too long, I dread to think, probably in excess of 40 hours, maybe 50.
And just as a comparison, this one was done with no reference, in about three hours total. An hour for the sketch, an hour to ink by hand, and an hour to colour simply in photoshop, and done, coincidentally, after reading through the first anatomy thread of rebecca’s. There are still issues I’m aware of, but for such a fast work, with no ref, I’m very happy with it.