Skin Walkers Ranch Process
Astonishing Legends has a new podcast episode centering on supernatural sightings at Skin Walkers Ranch. One of the cooler creatures to be seen multiple times on the ranch grounds was a huge wolf, described as blue eyed, gigantic and unaffected by gunfire. Because this was a quick turnaround, I focused on traditional media with more expressive line then stitched everything together digitally. 
The first image shows the wolf riddled with bullet holes. The second image describes the first sighting of the beast from the interior of a car. In the end the second idea was chosen to better show the scale of the animal.
When inking the wolf fur and car interior, I used a fresh Pentel brush pen for the contours and hard edges and a dry, almost empty Pentel to explore shading on the wolf and interior texture.
For the background I used India ink to do a quick wash with the intention of this information being secondary and set back in space
Black and White Final
Digital coloring with special attention paid to the wolf's described bright blue eyes.
Skin Walkers Ranch Process
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Skin Walkers Ranch Process

An illustration for Astonishing Legend's episode episode 45, Skin Walkers Ranch
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