If the air could get any more uncomfortable than this, the lad might have gotten cold feet and ducked away somewhere. But here he was, standing outside dressed in formal attire for the dreaded Prom Night. The youth stood beside his caretaker William. The man wanted to take a picture to commemorate this occasion. The youth, however, Ash, was not too keen on the idea, let alone this day in general as he begrudgingly scuffed one of his feet as his head lowered as if to hide from the world.
He had always felt like an outsider within the walls of this school, it felt more like a prison, and students more inmates than peers. This and the thought of being amongst these colleagues, if one could call them that with his date, and be on his best behavior..it was a devil’s dowry of trouble.
However, William seemed to pick up upon the lad’s discomfort and gave a subtle chuckle as he produced the camera.
“Turn around, son this is an auspicious night.” He held up the camera trying to frame the youth in the lens.
Ash, however, was fiddling nervously with his tie completely absentminded of the request of his caretaker.
“Boy stop playing with your tie, you’re just going to make a mess of yourself.”Came an amused sigh of the caretaker.
“Why do I have to go to this stupid thing anyways? I think it would be better if my own death was faked, or a car ran me down…I dunno anything is better than this!” Ash grumbled in exasperation.
“Oh please, stop your exaggerations it won’t be all that bad. Besides what will be bad is if you keep your date waiting because you couldn’t handle a little dance and possible oh I dunno can you handle a kiss?”
If there had been a ghost it would not have compared to the color drainage of the youth’s face at such a remark, “I…what…no….I’m..I’m not going to kiss anyone!”
“Yeah sure, and I’m a monkey’s uncle, the night is young for you, so you cannot make judgements early, it is bad form.”
Ash began to turn and attempt to slip away, yes cars something, anything! But he felt the stronger hand of his caretaker and father figure upon his shoulder.
“What can’t take a joke hmm? You know I was kidding, right? Now come on and smile for the camera.”
And this is another "old photo" concept which I did a little bit ago, except that I tried to paint this one a bit more realistic. I figured that I didn't post Ash for a while, so here he is... as a teenager haha. He and his long hair... Above you can read a short story for this drawing XD
TOOLS & INFO
Adobe Photoshop CC
tablet Wacom Cintiq 27QHD
Original size is 4348 x 5500px
I had 81 layers
Textures from Photobash.org, Textures.com and by Yuri Shwedoff
On Tumblr you can see it here.
I hope you like it and comments are welcome.Drawing by Valentina Remenar | Prom Night © Copyrighted | All Rights Reserved | Character Ash by © Valentina Remenar | 2017 | Check my work on sites below also:
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HOLY FLIPPIN' CROW!!!!!
This is am inspiration. I'm going to go work on my realism 10× harder!