I've always wanted to do a fake screenshot for The Nays, and now I finally got around to doing one! This illustration was done in a style a little more realistic than my usual work, too. Mainly because I wanted it to look a lot more serious/intense. I created this illustration based off of a journal entry that I wrote here. After listening to Dreams of An Absolution by Bentley Jones, I got super inspired to actually illustrate the scene (since that's the song that plays during this part).
Started with the sketch.
Then some basic lineart (and a base color for Pearl).
Filled in the base colors for Pearl and the background.
Then I did some shading on Pearl.
I added some lights and details to the background some more.
Then I added some highlights and changed the black color to be a little lighter.
I cropped in the composition to focus on Pearl some more. I also added the black lines and text to make it look more like a fake screenshot. I blurred parts of Pearl to keep his face in focus.
And then I added some blood and blurred it to give the piece a better sense of motion.