Dancing with the Devil!
Being inspired by the Fleischer animated short, "Poor Cinderella", starring Betty Boop, I created a piece mixing "Cuphead" and the short together. I decided to use my own character, Ms Ink and Paint, in the spot of Betty Boop and put the Devil from "Cuphead" as her dance partner.
I sketched the dress to be nearly identical to Betty Boop's dress from the short. I had to make the dress fit my character's body type so minor changes were made. I also used a sprite reference for the Devil straight from the video game.
I proceeded to ink the sketch and add color to the image. I went with a bit less saturated colors to keep the feel of 1930s-1940s cartoons.
Next was to add a fuzzy outline, further expressing the time period.
With the background, I slowly increase blur to add a depth of field to the image.
Some little devils were added to the background.
And with some more devils added, the image is complete!