Another sketch, with some acrylic blended in.
This was actually an experimentation with the direction of strokes in form-building with mechanical pencil, but I later switched to seeing how the heaver graphite shades would work with the image and form.
As achieving a perfect blackness with such media is highly difficult, I was left seeing whether minor differences in shade would still be effective.
The sketchbook paper actually has a fair amount of yellowing and mesh/tooth to it, so I've been finding the inclusion of white acrylic paint rewarding. Naturally, I'd chosen to follow through with the touches of blue circuitry in this image. Likewise, I've been tempted to work toward wholly acrylic works because of this, or perhaps a blend of watercolor and acrylic instead.
Text copied from DeviantArt:
'A rapid sketch, this seems to bear a certain subconscious communicativeness that proves elusive.
His disc lit for battle, a sidelong glance, and a gesture that implies first the number two - as if there will be two great challenges. More prosaically, perhaps 'V' for victory? Peace? "Two down, who's next?
" - it leaves me wondering what interpretations could be read from this, in all, and for each person who looks at it.
I see in my stylization that I appear to depict Tron with exaggerated suit-light, like a figure of greater luminance or power. Otherwise, the base of this sketch was meant to possess a strong perspective.'