I did the pic itself to mess around with this and that, drawing, colouring etc, hence its deliberately semi-completed status. Then, it sort of looked like a cover pose for a lads magazine like Loaded, Zoo, Nuts etc so I quickly added the lettering just for the shits’n’giggles. I thought the rendering of Lucy had come out rather well, so I thought I should share it with you, kind of thing.
I’ve talked a lot about drawing, but I also find colouring a challenge. I find everything a challenge. Tying my shoelaces is a major success, you know… Anyhoo, part of the problem with drawing erotic stuff is that it needs to be brightly lit so that you can see what’s going on clearly, whereas for comic booky colouring it’s much easier to get dramatic visuals with lots of darkness and shadows. And shiny superhero suits, also. So the two things tend to work in opposition, and I find it a real challenge getting colouring that looks good against, for instance, white backgrounds, and without clothing to break up the acres of pinky-orangey flesh which tend to look kinda monotonous. So this is sort of addressing that, a bit.
Jeez, those folks who say there’s no “art” in porn. If they had any idea the struggles we actually go through…