Survivor or Escapee? by bliz
"1996 - 2003. 4 3/4inch x 7inch. - 0.5mm & 0.3mm mechanical pencil.
I had this small [unshaded] pencil sketch of this bipedal alien hanging around for the last seven years and I needed something to test out a new technique for doing softly focused skies that Mark Reep was kind enough to explain to me.
My first attempt isn't as wonderfully soft and graduated as Mark's [ http://www.epilogue.net/cgi/database/art/list.pl?gallery=2280 ] but it's an improvement to how I usually shade my skies. And with my new friend the cotton bud ( Q-tip in the U.S. I believe =]- ) things can only get better.