I was... shall we say, worried... by some work I saw, and in my usual cander, ignored them and went on with drafting something completely different.
The words I went with were;
Sombre, Solitary, Obsessive and Melancholic.
And so thought about producing a landscape (landscapes are often used by fine artists as metaphors of the human condition [Dali]) which encompassed these. And I was going to do it digitally. Fuck yeah.
After a day of drafting, a day of research, a weekend of work (all illustration relateds were shelved for the duration) and a day of painting, I had this.
Black and white value paintings really help me when applying colour; it allows for the hues to maintain a wide tonal range, rather than muddying themselves with midtones everywhere.
Then after half a day of colours I was left with this. I find I lose some of the raw values of black and whites when adding colour. So must compensate with using some very saturated colours to help drag the eye across the canvas, and stop and sense of boredom and maintain some rhythm.
Edit: And as a wonderful addition. A 1920x1080 wallpaper.