The scene is an ambiguous one. The bulk of the original picture was drawn in English class during my final years of highschool.
The only thing I can know for sure is that the page ripping was a manifestation of my OCD which I suffered from rather chronically. I couldn't write summary notes for study- if one tiny thing was off I'd tear it out and start again. Being that Vaughan is based off me, I gave him similar traits. I suppose being that I drew it whilst being under the pressure of exams has significance.
Though I don't think he's writing summary notes hahaha. But that's some insight into what inspired me to draw it, anyway.
The redraw was basically just because I liked the original picture and wanted to experiment with perspective and lighting which I'm still kind of new at (I don't experiment with either seriously a lot), and I wanted to see what 6 years of improvement could do.
The background was entirely hand drawn. I really dislike using line tools for that kind of thing- although easier it looks so...stagnant.
20 hours over 4 days, Photoshop CS4 + Graphics tablet, 12 layers, A3 sized and mostly drawn with a 1pt/3pt brush. I've been having nasty migraines/co-ordination/eye issues over the past week so it was really hard to power through this, but I did, and I am glad.
Details: Download to see what size I actually drew this at.
EDIT: AHHHHHHHHHHHH. Thank you to for the DD. ;_; I was having such a bad day ahahah so it really made me feel better!!
I really appreciate all the favourites, and especially the comments. I will reply to everything when I have the time I promise.
Also; I don't actually know what was supposed to be in that box. So tell me what you think is in there! It's fun hearing interpretations. The character here, Vaughan, was a surgeon so it's...nothing pleasant, that's for sure. I always joke that it's Schrödinger's cat.