I've placed my illustration after a jump, as the subject matter may be sensitive for some people.
Macabre art is a big inspiration to me, full of emotion and many interesting ways to explore the darkest parts of the human condition. I have long been interested in macabre art and have been experimenting with the genre myself for a very long time, and finally I have created a piece I am truly proud of.
This piece was made by using a photograph of myself and sketching it, before inking the sketch using the Pen Tool in Photoshop. I then used the Brush to shade everything individually, experimenting with different styles. I eventually found that this simplistic-yet-realistic shading style was an effective way of portraying the piece with the realism I was aiming for.