This is an illustration that is meant to accompany Optical Wonder Boy for a postcard promotion I’ll be sending out to art directors soon. I’ve really been enjoying working like this. I love inking, and inking hair is second to none. Right after inking hair, I love inking coral (inking trees ranks up there as well). So I combined the two by adding a piece of coral to her hair.
I started inking coral when I was working on my marriage proposal and I found it to be hypnotizing. You can just get lost while inking those sorts of things.
This woman’s outfit is inspired by Victorian fashions. I have another couple of images from this series that I’m working on, including a three-color letterpress printed piece that I’ll post early next week.