I´m a big fan of the manga Fairy Tail*. It´s full of action, humor and emotions. The mangaka* has truly created something great. It has been a while since I could read the manga because I had lots of work to do. Now that I have vacation, I had to find out that Fairy Tail has finished!? And that my absolute fav character Gray Fullbuster has become one of the bad guys? That´s why I definitely had to draw him. Also I had to buy all the mangas. Unfortunately, I couldn´t buy all because it would have been too much money. I have read volume 1 and 2, the rest I have watched as anime.
This artwork is a rough pencil* sketch of how I want it to be. I´d like to have black play a hugh role. In the manga, black is almost over his whole body. In contrast to that, I want to give him white demon wings. Perhaps they´re gonna be colored but for now, I ´d like them to be white. For a higher contrast.
I´m also thinking about which medium to use. Should I use colored pencil*, gouache* or watercolor*? Everyone has pros and cons.
What I also try from now on: I´m going to record every step so that I can put together some kind of tutorial. A complete tutorial will be send to my newsletter´s subscribers. Those will also get a detailed WIP with high res images. On my blog, I´m going to post a shorter version.