This piece was created as part of a larger design for a clothing brand called 727 Turrell. The design is meant to be dark and gritty, enhancing the grim atmosphere that the Reaper brings on his own. This piece provided me the chance to try stippling for shading, rather than hatching.
The process behind this one was simple. I started by drawing basic circles and squares to see the shape of the piece. Once I have a basic sketch down, I make 2-3 additional sketches, making each one cleaner than the last. After sketching comes line art, and then stippling/shading.