So I just did a dump of photos. I would of written more but my browser was going extremely slow and I just wanted to get something published. Anyway, I'm still at my Mothers home, and this is a painting I did before I left to Hamilton: In the reference the guy in the mask was standing in front of a farm like setting. I always go for reference on RedditGets drawn that has an interesting background, it just gives a setting to put the characters into. If there is no background I like to make something up.
I loved drawing the gas mask. It reminds me of something out of Fallout or Metro. Anyway, Onto the tone. Tone. Again, making the character darker than the background. Helps in the contrast between the two subjects. For the background I did a scribble effect for the objects in the very back
Interesting to see color after spending so much time lately working without it. It's done me good though, and I'm excited for the next time I start using color again in my works. I think my tones have really improved by giving this focused look into tonal studies.
Lastly, something I haven't been doing when away - a video: