For this illustration, I was inspired to use a combination of beautiful glowing light with brute muscle to create a feeling of strength. Though he is a monster, I wanted to show his proud, heroic side.

Graphite and PhotoshopCS3, 29 x 40 cm @ 450 dpi

This illustration is graphite with digital colouring. I love the smooth perfection of digital colouring with the humanity of the drawn line. Here is my initial linework (which was lightboxed from a rough I printed out):

Strength (linework)
Graphite on Bristol Paper

And, finally, the early flats stage of digital colouring: