Or rather, two shaded guys. Hand shaded guys, that is. Freehand toning like this, with a very small pen like the Rotring Art Pen with the EF sketch nib* (aka the scritchy-scratchy pen) is about the most fun you can have in a sketchbook. It’s utterly mesmerizing. And it is actually good practice, so you don’t have to feel guilty about spending an hour or two on a silly drawing like this. And there is nothing you can do with mechanical or computer shading that compares to the texture of a hand built black like the ones you see here. Click for a closeup to see more about how it works, and how the phantom lines are set up.
As for the subject matter, here we have a chimera in a turtleneck being photobombed by a Horrible Creature. That long necked guy is always sticking his pointy nose into things.
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