This month’s theme for the Frantix Media trading card set is “Medieval” – an era I’ve always been deeply interested in.
I’ve also had a picture set aside in my Sktchy queue for quite some time because of the fantastically interesting facial expression. Thanks to icandraw (Nathan Mussig) for posting it. I hope he doesn’t mind being knighted!
The bonus for me was that I didn’t have to draw too much of the hair or beard, both of which I’m still not great at.
Here’s the end result, I’m really pleased with it, especially given that it’s ATC (Artist Trading Card) size – that’s 2.5×3.5″ or 64x89mm. As usual, it’s pen and watercolour, but with the addition of some white gel pen.