As a series, Lucifer became something special for me. When I was younger I was the biggest cinema nerd out there. I would go to the cinema so often that there was no movie to watch by the end of the week. And when there was no movie left, I would binge-watch my favorite tv shows. All that changed when I had my first kid 3,5 years ago.
Lucifer was the first series I watched after this 3,5 hiatus and I got soooo hooked and excited, I had to make a drawing of Tom Ellis as Lucifer and Lauren German as Chloe Becker! And an important one too! I got to try Lyra Rembrandt polycolor colored pencils for the first time and I think I found my holy grail pencils. I will write a detailed review after I test them extensively, but for now suffice to say they combine the vibrancy and saturation of prismacolor with the luxury of Faber-Castell polychromos (which were my favorite pencils for many many years. You can check this post for a comparison between the two)
The final artwork is quite indicative of this. Colors are super bright, but not fake.
Detailed list of tools used:
- Fabriano multipaper 300gsm, A4 size
- Faber-castell polychromos (bistre, Van Dyke brown, walnut brown, medium flesh, dark red)
- Lyra Rembrandt polycolor (cinnamon, raw amber, pale geranium lake, black, white)
- Tombow mono zero eraser
- White posca pen
My process was the same as always. Multiple layers of browns, in order to create this beautiful skin tone. (You can check out this tutorial which I put together years ago, but it still remains the basis of my technique)
Oh and by the way extra points for Lyra pencils for being cheaper than Faber-Castell and prismacolor! 😉 At the same time I have to remove points because they are quite hard to find where I live… C’est la vie!