Smoke Break Wastelander

This was supposed to just be a morning sketch, but look what happened! I'm not sure about the story behind this, but I thought it's be nice to have a subtle narrative there. I like including little stories in my illustrations.

Done with H graphite, inked it with sumi ini, then I added in the heavier shadows with an inkwash pencil. Finally I put down the color in watercolor and aqua brushes, with a white gel pen for some of the highlights (like on the bike tires).

Art and characters ©2017 Jake Stueber

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The finished pic.

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The original sketch.