Idea: In the run up to London expo 2012 I thought I'll try and catupure the mood of the event with cosplayers as the centerpiece.
Process: Sketched outline of couple in pencil then scanned into photoshop, Redrew the lines and made correction to the line art, the feet and the hands being the most troublesome. Made up background on the spot then coloured.
Notes: Another picture of people sleeping, seem to have a reoccuring theme and also my lazyness shows through, by the end of the project I rushed the line art for the clouds and border. Changed the colour scheme at the very end from a romanctic red hue to a more gothic look with blues and greys.
I love the looseness of the style. The characters look flexible like liquid. The steps look kind of like tree markings because of those lines on them. It does add interest to the picture. Aside from the two people in the middle, the picture just feels a little empty. I do like your swirl patterns to brighten up the composition though. I just find it a little too quiet.