With the background textured I started working in the highlights, starting with the cloth at the bottom. Experimented with a lot of different colors for it but found that a purple hue complimented the reds and orangy flesh tones best.
Am now working the highlight into Lady Wolf in the back.
Man the reduced scale drawing never feels quite as good as the high res version I'm working on. I need to find a more efficient means of reducing their scale. Has to be a setting I'm missing somewhere.
Is looking more and more like I wont be able to reach my personal goal of Halloween for this piece despite my earlier start for it sadly. .o ,
I'm sure tho that the extra time poured into it will really shine through at the end. ;D
What do you think so far? Any thing feel off yet? Any details stand out as needing a touch up or second pass? Send any feedback my way and consider joining the Discord or livestreams to be able to see it worked live and join the conversation. ^_ ^
Rilly loving how little by little the piece becomes more alive!
The highlight layers will make it even more real.
I've no clue if I'll be able to get this done before Halloween, but am still digging the project all the same.
I'm still debating if I need to do a partial clothed variant just so I can post it without having to worry about censorship rules, and ensure it gets out to more peoples.
Would likely add several more days to the project. I for sure need to get this one done up for poster prints of some sort.
It's really starting to come to life now!!!
from right to left we got the base inks, the flat colors, and with the base shadow layers.
Still lots of work to go but already am starting to get a good sense of how it will all come together.
Colors will likely radically change along the way still as I balance things out.
Wont be streaming till likely Monday night due to getting kidnapped for my 40th birthday! which is... TODAY! October 15th 1981! The same year that The Howling and American Werewolf were released! Coincidence???
So much work to do still that I worry if I can get this knocked out before Halloween, though none of my previous attempts at a major Halloween project were on time so why not this one too? XD
I still need to do a more clothed variant for a general release and maybe to get some merch made too but will have to see how the time frame plays out and if it will damage the look of things to much.
Would love to get your feed back on them all though. Which one is your favorite of the ladies featured? do they feel distinct enough from one another? Which of them might you want to see expanded upon as deeper characters for Crimson Dames?
Gotta run for now, thanks so much for your continued support especially in these uncertain times, I can't even begin to show my appreciation to you all deeply enough as you deserve. ;D