Took last week off from IFfing - had a nice idea, but no time/headspace to polish it up - so wanted to get back on the wagon this week. Given that lots of my earlier illustrations have played upon the small/big dynamic I was worried about repeating myself, and in a way I think I have. Only a few weeks ago I had very small person vs very big thing (snowman, in that case) seen side on, yet here we are again. Oh well. More time bashing out sketches would probably help add some variety to my drawings, but it's as though once I've got a particular idea in mind I want it down on paper (or screen) as quickly as possible.
Anyway, the idea for this came quite quickly, although I had a couple of days flapping around trying to make the ninja character's pose work. I ended up drawing the whole thing on the iPod using Sketchbook Mobile during commutes to and from work (oh, for the comparative vastness of an iPad Mini screen!). I like the starkness of red and black, and wonder whether I should've maintained a similar starkness in the rendering of the eye. I also feel I could've got more tension, more drama out of the concept of the drawing than I did. Still, it's done now. Next!