Ra’Blynn, the main protagonist of The D’Honneur’Bane, disguised in a ball gown on her way to assassinate the Emperor. This is a pivotal scene in the Seasons storyline because it is one of three times Ra’Blynn will resort to violence. The first time she kills she does so for survival, the second out of anger, and the third she does for love.
In terms of technique, this is the first significant work I’ve done using Montana empties, and FW ink. I didn’t set out to use markers intentionally, in fact, even though I was inspired by my friend, and one of my favorite artists, David Crosland, who does astonishing works with markers, I was never good at using them. That all changed however when I found the Montana empties.
The empties allow me to use FW ink, my personal favorite artist ink. What I love about working with the Montana markers most is its organic aesthetic which is so similar to brush strokes. I also love their versatility of application, from bold minimalistic blocking, to delicate feathering. Though I found spattering lacked the control that I get from a brush, I think with more practice it will become easier to achieve the control I desire.
Ra’Blynn in Ball Gown
©2013 Jared W Lindenberg
11X17 Markers and Ink