Day 26 – Something Black – #AprilArt Challenge

Right from the start, I wanted to create a tall and lean man coming out of the building. So I began by sketching him out. I didn’t originally intend for the windows on the right building to be covered, but I realized I wasn’t going to achieve the look I wanted if I didn’t cover them.

After I sketched him out, I cut him out and attached him with tape to the building. I decided then to cut out eyes and a mouth and add light to that part of his body. So I cut a hole in the base where his head would go. I really liked the extra creepiness factor it added.

Once I was pleased with the look, I added a bit of color, mostly with colored pencils and a bit of metallic marker to the head and face area and glued him down.

This creature was not extremely exciting to make, but I do think it added substantially to the look and feel of the overall piece.

Only four more days to go and this challenge will be complete.

Make sure you check back and follow me on Instagram (@WhimsicalStoryBooks), to keep up to date on what piece I am working on next, and to see the finished light box.

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