This painting depicts best friends turned rivals Lelouch and Suzaku from the mecha anime Code Geass.
I like incorporating patterns into my paintings because it adds a unique texture and detail. There are 7 different patterns throughout the painting, 3 of which are washi tape. I've been using washi tape in a handful of my recent paintings, and am continuously discovering new ways to work with it. For this painting, I ripped the washi tape and used the pattern boldly as a background and throughout Lelouch's billowing cape- keeping the raw edges in tack.