JAMES - this recent illustration combines hot sex, the pill, and the fear of the 0.3% of the time the pill might fail. ooooooooh, scary babies!
i used my now-pretty-consistant color pallette, as well as a technique of double-painting i've used often in the past few years. but this time i decided to go larger than i ever have - this bad boy's 22"x30"! on Arches Aquarelle Watercolor Paper. it was awesome to work so huge, i felt like i had more interaction with this piece because i got to literally move all over it.
the above three photos loosely show the process, as it started with a pencil drawing, then fleshed out with watercolors, acrylics, inks, more pencils, some markers, and finally alot of dripping paint, which i focused around the areas where the large figures' eyes will be.
once the under-painting was done, i gave it a translucent white wash and began drawing the faces with red acrylic paint.
i also did an accompanying illustration, using one of the babies from the larger piece, to further the concept.