It begins!!! .
A few sketches for the moon character and a color study for overall feel of cups.( the reflection is wrong , but it might not matter since it's not actual work for any particular cards )
I love google wave and the fact we can post all out reference elsewhere, but I we need to post it for the sake of how this contest works, please let us know .
Now I have to go to that family thing that'll take my entire day......what a pain in the ass .
Some quick sketches and a Fresh New Year's WIP for The High Priestess. Hope you like them Thanks fo' checking us out.
Little bit more...
The up part it's looking nice, but I'm not sure about the lifting skirt and the scroll at the bottom, they both seem a bit out of place. I know the lifting skirt it's probably to show that she's gonna show you her "secrets", but I don't think the fool gets there until lovers .
There were more interesting shapes in the composition on that other color sketch as well , right now the background drapery looks like it's leaving a picture that had much more to show and you're losing that cool backlight.
Sketch update for the moon, plus some love to the 8 of cups....which I'm still trying to figure out. It's difficult to picture this kind of character without the situation, but I'd like for the character to sort of "sum it up" so I can reiterate the idea in the illustration
( i'll fix feet later....now sleep T__T )
Aww yeah, you're right Sham. I do agree about some of the more interesting shapes in the first piece as well as the lighting opportunities. I'll see if I can borrow some elements of the first study and try to get some hot merging action going on. Should be a way to work it out. And as far as her showing any secrets, well, there is a strictly no touch policy for the Querent. That's part of the HP's job security. Wiki it.
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Helloooo my churritos!!
Matias: You crazy art machine! Great variations so far. The 3rd cups guy is my fav
Ryan: Looking great!I like the lighting in the earlier thumb more though, bring back some of that backlit shadowy sexiness!
Here are 2 sketches for the Fool. One in pose and one in repose Need models! (the color is only to show the relation between the floating thingys and the eye, and to differentiate the drapery from the hair)
And one for the 7 of Pentacles. There's no thought behind the character yet, I just wanted to draw the jewelry on her head
and a sword test:
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-drool- Ohmygod.... these wips are amazing. Those sketches for the Moon had me double and triple-taking! I rather like the one with the "harp" entwined in her arms. It just... has the feel of the Moon card. A great close second for me would have the be the very first gal with the frontal view, dark skirt and starry eyes.
As far as the skirt-lifting on the High Priestess.... I totally understand that the card is meant to represent the feminine mystique and the potential for pregnancy... but perhaps it's still too... overt? Perhaps if there was an... inner veil that had not been lifted? I do like the other hands/arms added in as it gives the image more depth. I also loved the original WIP as it was more priestess and less... temple offering? ;]
The Fool... first composition is, overall, better than the 2nd, I believe? Although I do like the precarious positioning better on the 2nd. Refs will definitely see things improve.
I'm sure there's more to say but... geeeez.... I'll come back to drool on the pretty pictures ;}
Best of luck to you!
I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way...
I think I'm going to follow the direction of the third one for the 8 of cups. The other two are discarded and I made 3 more that branch out, plus I tried to correct some things with the original one, doesn't hurt to have him next to the others again, maybe it could still be the one I pick at the end.
Good luck to you too Tavarilyn .
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