I loved this challenge of creating scales. I added tropical hibiscus flowers for added colour. This work is sketched n ink and took hours to complete. The colours were edited in Illustrator.
The process: Here are the various phases sketched in pencil before it was inked out.:
I decided to add a tropical atmosphere to the work by adding some hibiscus flowers. Sketched in ink, then scanned and coloured in digitally:
I couldn’t decide between a black or white background so I made both!
Printed on canvas: