by Tatjana

Study: Wet, wet, wet!

May 14, 2013 in Christian Grey, Copic, Sketch, Sketchbook by Tatjana

Welcome to the wonderful world of Christian Grey’s anatomy! :D

Another sketch done with Copic Markers. I think it was after a shower scene in book two (I don’t remember it well), I thought about Christian’s body and wanted to draw a study of him, to get a feeling for the shapes.
I’ve got a big sketchbook titled “The Book Of Shades”, in which I want to draw all those studies and sketches and this is the very first sketch I drew in it.

As always, I started with some rough outlines and light colors:

Wet Christian Grey - WIP 1

Wet Christian Grey – WIP 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The paper in that sketchbook is quite thick and drawing on it with Copics is fun. Although it might be a  bit expensive, because of the color drain. But anyway, I went on with drawing some shadows to define the muscles. Christan Grey’s body is described as quite muscular, I hope I’ve done him justice.

I added the base hair color, darkened the shadows and added a little bit of facial hair in the next step:

Wet Christian Grey - WIP 2

Wet Christian Grey – WIP 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After that I added more layers of skin tones, blended the shadows to make them look smoother and drew the hair:

Wet Christian Grey

Wet Christian Grey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To give that pose (slightly a bit of) a sense I added some water falling onto Christian.
To be honest I didn’t think about where his right arm is or what it looks like. What is he doing there??! Is he touching himself?! :o

Wet Christian Grey

Wet Christian Grey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASGDLFGLRDLAS..!! I didn’t notice that until someone asked me about it (thanks for that, mate..!).. LOL
Well, I didn’t mean to make it look like this, it just happened! Ha ha! :D

But maybe it shows him right after all the trouble in book 3, taking finally a shower, washing all worries away..?
He looks ok, I think. What’s your opinion..?

by Tatjana

Getting Dressed: Sketch of Christian

May 14, 2013 in Christian Grey, Copic, Getting Dressed, Portrait, Sketch by Tatjana

First of all: I didn’t use Copic Markers FOR AGES..! o.Ô But I so much felt like it, so I decided to use them for some 50 Strokes sketches.

One day I came up with the thought of drawing a PinUp series related to Fifty. So that’s the concept behind this sketch. I’m still collecting ideas for this series, which will probably be a collection of digital paintings.
Thinking of getting dressed I had Christian with Ana’s (and the world’s) favorite tie on my mind, so I quickly scribbled some rough outlines and got him binding his tie.

 

Getting started with coloring always looks weird. See:

WIP Getting Dressed

WIP Getting Dressed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can see the color of his eyes in this WIP, they’re grey and match with the color of his tie! :D
I chose a cold silver-ish grey, which sometimes look a bit blue-ish, too,  it depends on the light.

Here’s the outcome:

Grey Doodle

Grey Doodle

 

 

 

 

 

 

And here it is, step by step:

Grey Doodle - Step by Step

Grey Doodle – Step by Step

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you see the STAEDTLER pen? I really love this color!! <3
It’s an important part of the color of Christian’s hair, I also drew the facial hair with it and some details.

The tie!
Unfortunately my light grey Copic Marker died, so that I had to use another grey, which works perfectly for the tie, I think.

All in all I’m pleased with the outcome. The drawing still looks rough, like a sketch is supposed to look like, Christian looks young and sexy, with a mysterious impression on his face.  I’d love to know what’s on his mind. Ha ha..! :D
Maybe I’d change his hair a bit in the final artwork, but I really love his face, I’d never change it.

For me that’s Christian Grey. What do you think?