I’ve always been intrigued by ants and other tiny insects. For this demo, I use ants as a starting point to drive the design of an alien creature. However, even though it’s alien, it’s important to make sure the design doesn’t become so alien and grotesque that it is unreadable. One solution to this dilemma is to give the creature personality. In this case, I did it by giving the being a recognizable head.
Premium white 28-lb. (105gsm) color copier paper, 11" × 17" (28cm × 43cm)
Cool Grey 30%, 50%, 60%, 70%
Computer with Adobe Photoshop
Daler-Rowney Pro White opaque watercolor paint
Fine-tip black pen
Pointed round kolinsky sable brush, 1⁄16" (2mm) diameter