I’ve had one of these chinese-type brushes for ages. It’s not fancy at all, and I’ve always been intrigued by chinese paintings and sumi-e. While of course this isn’t sumi-e, I wanted to do something along the lines of simple brush strokes that already conveyed something. As I didn’t sketch before I started painting, I ran out of paper too early, which is why it’s cropped in a weird place. Oops.
Now, I was really missing some color! I really wanted to try the thing I’ve seen other artists do -paint first, do the outlines later (at least for the character). While it didn’t turn out as it was in my head, I still like the result! I colored with watercolor markers and outlined with ink. Same with the background, which was inspired by the line-drawing videos I’ve been watching lately.