I showed the gals last night at our monthly meeting a black and white piece I'm working on, that I'm having some trouble with. I want to create a few vignettes in black and white to go along with my full color piece entitled "Crush". And I'm struggling with translating my nerdy girl character into something without color... I don't want to use too many shades of gray, especially in the skin, because I'm afraid she'll look like a corpse, but using linework doesn't seem so right either since my art in color doesn't use any ...
Here's Crush :
And what I showed them last night:
I got a lot of great suggestions, and I plan on working out several variations. Here's just one revision, with someone suggesting the lines of the arms and face be a lighter gray, so her black glasses really pop :
What do you think? Am I one the right path? Would all shades of gray be better, and I shouldn't worry about a corpse girl? Or should it be only linework, with no gray?