Monday, November 19, 2012

Dejah View

This is another commission, but I kind of went over the top with it.  Unfortunately I forgot to export more in-progress pictures, so you'll have to do with the sketches.

Here's the final version.

This is the first rough, just getting basic shapes.  I used a photo ref for the base pose.

I was trying to figure out what to do with her front leg as the pose seems a little unnatural.  Though what I was trying to do was even more unnatural.  So I just went back to the photo.

Here I'm trying to clean up her eyes by redrawing from scratch, but they completely lost their character.

So I went back to the original eyes.  Gotta love layers!  And added the background.

The painting was done on about 20 layers.  For each element usually a flat color, then various lighting/shading layers on top.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

COMMISSION: Lauren and Tara

This was a commission for Aidenke's ( characters Lauren and Tara.

This is the final.

And a peek at the process.  Here's one of the first ideas.

This one was my favorite.  It's both erotic and playful.  But Aidenke wanted a side view.

So this is a pretty late stage sketch side view.  For some reason I've been having a lot of problems with profiles lately, so I changed the seated figure's face quite a lot.  The girl on top's face came really quickly though.

At first I started coloring using my standard chalk brushes, but it didn't seem to fit the picture and pencils.  The colors ended up looking really messy and too gritty.  So I threw them all out and started from scratch with a more comic-book coloring approach.  This seemed to work better.