Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Warrior Woman

Here's yet another Trinquette Challenge piece. (http://www.facebook.com/trinquettebooks)

The final piece (actually this isn't the version submitted):

This is the version I submitted.  After submitting it I realized the colors on her face look really muddy, especially when compressed and reduced.

And the cleaned up pencils.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Space Girl

Here's another space girl from the Trinquette challenge.

Here's the final:

The original sketch.  I was pretty happy with this.

The colors changed the flow quite a bit.

Here's the first pass. Her jaw felt a little too square in this one.

This was a candidate final:

Here's a closeup of her face.

As I stared at this one of the things I realized was that I didn't have enough contrast in my color values.  So I took another pass at darkening the skin.  I also tried a different background color:

The background color wasn't quite doing it for me though.  It brought out her skin tones nicely, but it also seemed to compete with it.  So for the final I went back to the blue.