Outlaw Luka

How about another addition to The Good, The Bad and The Ugly?!  This time, we’ve got Outlaw Luka from La La Land Crafts coming at you from The Bad side of town and he’s ready to rock and roll!  I’m love how the zipper ribbon worked and thought it was perfect to finish the card off with style; no other embellishments needed.  I’ve added this into the LaLa Land Customer Gallery.

I started coloring this image with the face in case I messed up then I could easily start over without loosing too much.  This little guy has gone totally Gothic so I used lighter skin tones and then added in the black shading around the eyes.  There are two tattoos, one on the arm (a cross and bones skull) and the one of the face (inspired by Mike Tyson’s facial tattoo).  These were done last with Copic W9 after all the skin tone was colored.  I also added body piercings where easily done with a White Gel pen then recolored with the Copic markers – another element that can be done after all the shading and coloring is finished. 

The background was done with reds, oranges, blacks and a little blues.  Basically I started from the top and dragged the colors down until the whole background was colored.  The reds and oranges I used for darken up the background and also adding vertical interest.  Since I was watching Ghost Rider at the same time, I was inspired to add a some flames to the bike wheel.  He he he  Then for some extra details added the dirt flying up from the wheel which also gives it a sense of motion.  Besides, how else did the back wall get so dirty?! 

I’d like to enter this into the following challenges:
Stampin’ for the Weekend – Child’s Play
Delightful Challenges – One for the Boys
City Crafter Challenge #150 – Song Inspired (“Bad to the Bone”)
Through the Craftoom Door – Anything Goes
MyGrafico Challenge #147 – Anything Goes
No Matter Which Challenge #7 – Anything Goes

Update: I’ve been spotlighted at City Crafter’s for this project!

18 thoughts on “Outlaw Luka

  1. Wow, I am in total awe with this fabulous creation. You are definitely an amazing talent. Your design and colouring are simply awesome. Thank you for sharing with us at TTCRD.:)S


  2. Magnificent, Barbara! Stunning coloring! You are a truly talented artist! Love every bit of it. Love the background and the zipper, too! Thank you so much for sharing this gem with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you again soon! :^)Hugs, Penny


  3. OMG!!This is AMAZING!!You are very Talented & Creative!AWESOME!!Thanks for joining us at PDE \”For the Boys\” Challenge!Have a wonderful day,MigdaliaPDE DT


  4. Wow! Your coloring and details are absolutely stunning! The dirt flying from the wheels, just blows me away! Love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Delightful Challenges! Jackie DT


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