(Once again, I have the feeling that I have posted an image before, but a quick search of my blog indicates that I am mistaken.)
This is a drawing I did back in 1983. I was inspired to write a children's book story based on this, but never did anything with it.
Here are two versions of the drawing. I probably have a third or fourth somewhere, but these are the only ones I could find right now.
This first one is all black and white inking, using a variety of hatching, cross-hatching and stippling techniques to achieve the desired texture and lighting effects.
The second one is one of my early experiments with airbrushing, and not a very successful one. (That, sadly, was typical of most of my attempts at airbrushing.)
You may note that I must have made copies of the basic inked version prior to doing all of the hatching, cross-hatching ad stippling, so that I would have an "open" version of the drawing on which to try airbrushing. I believe that there is a color variation done over the same "open" inked art. Maybe I'll come across that at some point and add it to this post. -- PL