Fixed the head for the most part and fleshed the background out, should have a color up in the next couple of days. Sleep
@Johann de Venecia: thanks for the advice, I really didn't like it either so I totally scrapped that Aoife
@ded: that looks so sick.
I think I found what I'm going for. Kind of going for the post-apocalyptic harajuku scene.
Just a quick one, I'll finish the colors tomorrow... Good night!
Great topic. My favorite so far are pixeltuner and Johann de Venecia. Devilminer's look really good too.
Just some crappy sketches, horrible photo quality I know. And I think she needs to be younger.
After a couple of false starts, here's what I'm working at:
I wanted to twist the idea somehow, so I've landed on the idea that her "protectors" are keeping her in an enchanted slumber in the belly of an elemental defender, where she dreams all her possible lives. Eventually she'll make her choice, and then she'll either fulfill a prophecy and rule her protectors, or be eliminated if she chooses wrong. Hopefully I can make the guardian morally ambiguous enough to suggest that choosing good might not be the right choice for her protectors.
I know I say this a lot, but this time it's even more apparent that the best talents around have turned up for this contest- I'll offer a few humble thoughts later, but honestly there's so many great works it's a bit daunting!
p.s.- I borrowed the water glob from an earlier piece I did for a different contest that was never finished- Mods, is that cheating?
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I like your idea Grumbleputty ... it turns away from the rest of the ideas so far and makes it unique.
"Creativity emerges only when the imagination is given the freedom it deserves."
Updates on character sheets...do I need to color them or will the outlines do? I'm going to put Aoife next to the guardian for the final so the height difference will be apparent.
First ever contest entry
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First round of coloring and we'll see about getting some atmosphere in next. Still not used to this digital coloring
some progress mainly on the gaurdian dividing my time in half for both and have 1 day before the due date for touch ups