I started sketching with these ideas in mind. I was happy with the way the woman's body was positioned, but I felt like the guy needed alot more work and that there needed to be more interaction between the two of them in general. So, I photocopied the image and traced the rough onto a sheet of Bristol, trying to build it up as I traced.
I worked and reworked the hell out of it, but once I was happy with the pencils, I slapped some ink on it and above is what the original black and white turned out looking like. It's smudgy and I used alot of pencil as a way to add texture and also the pattern on both their shirts. I didn't want this one to be too slick, I've been trying to find a happy medium between clean brush work and the softness of pencil and dry brush. Not quite there yet, but I hope I'm headed in the right direction.
Either way, I had a lot of fun! Thanks for reading and Happy Monday!