So everyone here must be thinking to themselves, "mmm, fresh blood...". Go ahead.
My name is Rachyl, and I am 23. As a child I always had a knack for drawing. I drew realistic birds and other animals at the young age of 5. For some reason, for the next several years, I abandoned this skill. By the time I reached high school, my interest in drawing sparked up again. Only this time I was drawing disfigured anime characters. I started to see a little improvement as time went by, but I once again, abandoned my ability to draw. For several years since high school, I created nothing. Only recently, as in 3-4 months ago, I decided to give something new a whirl, and that was attempt to learn a program that I had always been curious about; Photoshop. I started off making crap like this:
(as embarassing as it is, i'm going to share)
This was the first thing I made in PS...ever.
Somewhere along the line of my production of low quality forum signatures and horrible usage of C4D's, I stumbled upon a site, for the game in development, Apokalypsos. I immediately fell in love with the concept of the game. Sigoya, the leader of this project, released a fan kit containing concept characters and logos/symbols. I decided to make a wallpaper using a cutout of a neutral char with his dog.
I spent the most time I've EVER spent on anything working on this piece. The first 24 hours of it, were all in one sitting. I was so excited to work on it, I did not sleep at all. The piece went through countless critiquing sessions and if it weren't for the man himself, I probably wouldn't have done what I did to make this piece what it is now. This piece has been released on their official website as an official download in the wallpaper section, and is now a part of their story panel.
I again will state that I am horrible at drawing, so I used a stock photo that was taken by my boyfriend, as a base for this piece.
I feel quite honored that Sigoya is giving me the opportunity to bloom as a conceptual artist, and I want to continue to improve.
Incase no one got this from the above wall of text, this is the very first time I've ever tried to do a piece like this, ever.