As promised, I redid this piece, and I managed to improve it a lot. Notably, the lineart is no longer a nightmarish vision, but I also refined the composition a bit:
-I toned down the chorma of the shirt's pattern to make the flames pop out more
-The black of the shirt also have a higher concentration of PBk11 giving it more of a burnt texture.
-Still on the shirt, I also made sure to keep the edges properly defined
-Also made the pattern cleaner.
-The flames' pattern was also reworked to be a bit more realistic.
- I also did a bit of a gradiant at the bottom of the background to make it moodier
-Finally, I made the outer white lineart with masking fluid rather than white gel ink.
Side-by-side with the old version
“Throw oil on the fire,
Make it all burn great and bright.
I can feel them,
Bindings tightening on me,
My fire gradually fading.
But there’s still time
To feed the embers,
So I’ll give them whatever I can,
Make everything burn if I need to.
It might not be hot enough
To turn shackles to ashes,
But I can’t let such a flame
Be extinguished that easily.
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