This character study with red eyes was created with a variety of artistic mediums which include watercolor, pen, ink, marker, crayon, paint pens, and colored pencil.
I was thinking about anime style art when I began sketching this character’s face with a pen. I initially washed over it with some watercolors to see what forms would pop out. The shape of a nicely formed skull started to become more pronounced, but I wanted more contrast. So I started to use all types of paint, crayon, and markers where I thought shadows and highlights would go. The skull faded into the background, and I was left with a much more energetic and stark image, even though color remains pervasive. Here is a detail of this character’s red glowing eyes.