Still on the path to drawing/colouring simpler/faster.
I wanted to try another desert sand image. This time with more complexity and characters. Trying to avoid rendering anything but still giving the image depth.
Someone asked in a comment how long these kind of images tend to take (and why the speed thing is important). I chip away at these over a few days as a way to warmup for my freelance work. But I normally aim for 3-5 hours per image. This one probably went over that because it was a bit more complicated.
One of the main reasons I focus on speed with these explorations... is because comicbooks/BD multiply each step to a crazy degree. If there are around 10 panels per page (for a European book) over 46 pages, that means each book has around 450 panels. Each minute added to a panel equals an extra day to complete the book (450 minutes divided by 60 is 7.5 hours). Spend 10 minutes extra on each panel.. and now that is two weeks.