Inktober 2019, Day 26: Dark

Publicity image of the new lineup of the venerable Goth band Cult of XünÿX, a year after the thing with the demon happened.
Inktober 2017: Day 27, Dark

Day 26: Dark. A year after the events with the demon that took part during Tess’s first Darkwave concert experience, the legendary Darkwave band Cult of XünÿX have regrouped and are about to return with their best album in decades. Left to right: Zig, Erzébet Zuniga, Jan Boenen, Ariana Morris.

I had a wonderful time inking this with a combination of dip pen and brush, and an even better time ruining the inked work with ink washes and comically incompetent watercoloring. I didn’t want to go back to the black and white version and try again in the digital realm, so instead I took the color work and made it into a monochrome in Affinity Photo. Erzébet’s pose and glove were inspired by a photo shared by a friend on Facebook.