Hey everyone! Just thought I’d post this illustration of Guan Yu I did the other day. For those of you that don’t know, Guan Yu is known as the Chinese God of War.
I did this drawing really as a warm up for doing some tshirt designs. I ended up enjoying doing it so much that I decided to color it up and use this to procrastinate on my actual work with.
Unfortunately, since it really did just begin as a sketch, I didn’t scan in the pencils for it. But as usual, I used a 4H lead pencil to draw it. Sharpie pens to ink it, and then all the coloring was done in Adobe Illustrator. The original piece measures at 10″x14″ on a 2ply smooth piece of bristol.
But here is a jpg of the black and white line art alongside the colors for your viewing pleasure!
I also drew this as a test sketch for a possible story idea I had for Secret Identities Volume 2. Again, we’re still accepting story and art submissions so get yours in today!
Anyway, hope you guys enjoyed it.