Pretty much started off with a quick pencil sketch of the pose and general idea before filling in each section with a base color to separate out the different sections before I started working on shading and all the fun little details that look nice, but are kind of a bitch to do. Still, very well worth it in the end.
Sunday, 22 July 2012
Of Bead & Smoke
Been at least two weeks since I've finished a piece purely for own enjoyment because of commission work and y'know, LIFE in general. I'm really branching out with style lately. I guess I don't want to become fixed down to the way I used to draw and design permanently and eventually even though most people tell me the mark of a artist is to have one permanent look, I prefer a more master-of-all-trades approach to it all. For this piece I wanted to mess around with implied line through color so the piece would look more cohesive and flow nicely versus looking like filled in line-art which admittedly was what I thought digital art was when I was 15. Just to mark the 20s (with a bit of Cruella deVille twist = ultimate style icon apart from the killing small cute dogs), I figured I'd step away from a ultra feminine face and go for a more androgynous elegant look when it came to designing the figure. This is first time I've stylized someone like this and I'm really pleased.