My last set of pictures delved into the roller derby scene. I was dually inspired by old characters I had drawn in middle school, and going to the Moonlight Rollerway here in Los Angeles. In case you were wondering, the characters from middle school were very heavily influenced by a game called Jet Set Radio that I played on Dreamcast growing up. (Blast from the past, am I right?)
Anyway, the more I drew these characters, the less appealing they sounded to draw in an actual roller rink. I chose two other scenes that still had the roller rink feel that I loved so much: bright, artificial, neon lights. I did quite a bit of preliminary work before getting to painting.