I don’t have a name for this guy yet, and I’m not telling anything about him, but I will say he’s going to be part of my comic books (if I ever get them off the ground). He’s based off a squid/octopus, (most of my characters will be based off of animals) and I can say for sure that he is from an alien planet. Or maybe the comics will take place on an alien planet. I have yet to decide!
I hand drew this, shaded it with a sharpie pen, and colored it in Gimp 2.8. I figured out how to make the lines transparent, so I don’t have to color around the dots. I put the lines on top instead of coloring around them.
I forgot to add a ground shadow, but I’m using dots as shadow instead of using darker colors. It’s easier that way, and I love the science behind it. In case you didn’t know, this is kind of like the way magazines are printed. When you print a magazine, you lay a bunch of color dots, or pixels, next to each other and your brain runs them together. It’s the same with the dots in this drawing. Laying the dots next to the color makes your brain run them together, making it look like a darker color. I think it’s really cool. Stay tuned for more info on the comic book! I’m looking into FlipSnack for actually making the thing, I have yet to find out if you can embed the Adobe flash into your website for free.