I've been slacking on the traditional side for a while, so I had a bit of a drawing marathon week
And good grief how I scratch when I draw. If you don't do it properly as a style it's just untidy, sloppy and grubby looking
I also succumbed to the temptation to do digital touchups for some more shading, softening and edits. The degree of success is rather varied. I'm wondering if leaving them alone would have been better, but on some quite a few corrections were made and it would mean going back and having to rework it again to match the more traditional versions. I might return to this later and update it with a better version, either more traditional or more digital.
Those I like best are the full figures on the left and the last seated man in pajamas.
Once more we're back to this never completed story of mine, though none here at the moment represent any named characters. Derron is the city in which most of the story takes place. I may hijack them later so they become someone, but so far only the man with the rapiers has a fixed specific identity as a fencing instructor. I'm not too happy with his outfit though, definitely the weakest whole figured piece here
The girl with big pales (I can't shade metal with pencil or sepia to save my life) is a milk street vendor. Those lumps protruding from the barrels are supposed to be cups that are used to measure out the milk. And this profession was a real one. I imagine it must have been hard work and a tough life.
Most of the people here represent the Victorian/Edwardian like part of the varied population in Derron. A second compilation is in its refining state and I've already drawn one portrait for a third, that one to show the other cultures present in Derron.