Skin Walkers Ranch illustration process

Astonishing Legends has a new podcast episode centering on supernatural sightings at Skin Walkers Ranch. ( Listen to it here) One of the cooler creatures to be seen multiple times on the ranch grounds was a huge wolf, described as blue eyed, gigantic and unaffected by gunfire. Because this was a quick turnaround, I focused on traditional media with more expressive line then stitched everything together digitally. 

 The first image shows the wolf riddled with bullet holes. The second image describes the first sighting of the beast from the interior of a car. In the end the second idea was chosen to better show the scale of the animal.

The first image shows the wolf riddled with bullet holes. The second image describes the first sighting of the beast from the interior of a car. In the end the second idea was chosen to better show the scale of the animal.

 When inking the wolf fur and car interior, I used a fresh Pentel brush pen for the contours and hard edges and a dry, almost empty Pentel to explore shading on the wolf and interior texture.

When inking the wolf fur and car interior, I used a fresh Pentel brush pen for the contours and hard edges and a dry, almost empty Pentel to explore shading on the wolf and interior texture.

 For the background I used India ink to do a quick wash with the intention of this information being secondary and set back in space

For the background I used India ink to do a quick wash with the intention of this information being secondary and set back in space

 Digital coloring with special attention paid to the wolf's described bright blue eyes.

Digital coloring with special attention paid to the wolf's described bright blue eyes.