Oh, jeez, I love the way you render leather. Dammit, open with the compliment, me. It really looks fantastic, though I don't understand the medium that well. The results are awesome.
Thanks! I inspired from other traditional artists to draw leather and shiny stuff. As well, I experimented with various mediums (color pencils, gel ink pens, markers etc.) to find the one that I love the most. Mapping the reflections before inking sometimes helps as well.
I like very shiny latex ... very sharp reflections, and that's awesome.
But you've got that dull shine that look heavy and textured. It's a drawing you can almost feel.
Ah, yes, that effect... It is fairly easy, and fairly complicated at the same time. The trick is in the transition from a solid tone to a less solid one (volume). If the transition is very cut-and-dry, it will create the appearance of polished latex/shiny PVC, but, if a gradient is added to the transition between the tones, making the shine a bit less pronounced, it will appear more like leather, or matte rubber. Personally, I render this gradient with color pencils, but cross-hatching also works, though it takes some practice to do shading by cross-hatching correctly. 🙂
Monster hunting group that uses special leather outfits on their hunts. It's, like, dragon skin leather or something. Works better if it's skin tight. Demon leather. They can be inquisitors.