Couple of areas that need adjusting now that I see them with fresh eyes.
After taking a good long look at the newer versions of these 2 fighting I had done I realized a couple things about this pic.
1) Orphan didn't look nearly as big as she needed to compared to the newer works.
and 2) That Standards pose was pretty boring.
Doing large overhauls on already completed works can be a major pain given how many layers there are to work around. So instead of trying to fill in the holes of dozens of layers I decided that I'll just redo the backgrounds colors completely.
Will save a lot of time overall, that and I'm thinking the colors should be brought more in line with the later pieces. A warmer light source than the original cold.
Tell me what you think and if there's other aspects u wouldn't mind seeing me take another crack at while I'm at it.
I'm considering shortening the fur on Orphan's shoulders too since that aspect evolved as I continued drawing her over a years time.
Starting to feel like I'm never gonna be done with this product. I think though that once its all done that I'd like to crowd fund a hard cover book for those interested. Gotta research the best way to go about it. Seen some very nice crowd funded books that were very affordable.
Oh yeah don't forget the roll for loot contest ends tomorrow. spread the word and help raise the reward pot. ^ o^
Sorry it took so long with this one. Got it posted up on Teepublic and the Perilous Quest Gallery.
I don't get much of a cut per sale but wearing my work in the wild helps to raise awareness of my works. ^ o^
I'll get the High Res Version posted soonish for patrons.
I think I might try my hand at another quick design using some of the avatar crops I've made up to this point. Should be quick yet effective. Hopefully.
Please help spread the word, I need all the help I can get! ^ o^
I think I should be able to get this finished up tonight,
Is finally coming together what its final form should look like.
I still need to make some adjustments to the scrolls text and I just noticed the windows line weight feels off. Might end up giving the whole thing a much bolder outline for the final version that would go to print.
not to late to get me feed back on issues you think need addressing. Don't worry if your skill level isn't what mine is, if something feels off speak your mind and help bring it to my attention to make it better. ^ _^
inks are pretty much done now and am adding the flats.
Will have to play around with the colors, If I make everything black it wont read very well on a shirt.
Though my initial instinct is to keep everything with varying shades of charcoal, perhaps splashes of red.
Tell me what you think so far. I need to adjust the left wings shroud a tad balance feels off.
Lost a couple days of work due to being kidnapped over the weekend, and a bit more time trying to get my sleep schedule back to something not completely insane.
that left wing just doesn't want to cooperate right now. Will have to try flipping it over to see whats wrong.
I was contemplating putting in a design for the glass windows tho mebbe if the glass were broken would be more interesting / read better for a shirt design, will have to experiment.
Lost a day or so on this project due to my sleep schedule starting to flip over to day shift.
Left wing needs a bit of work still, but I think its starting to feel just about where it needs to be now.
What do you think so far??
I'm planning to make this one be a shirt designso I wont have to do much with a background.
Not sure if I should get crazy and actually have names written on the scroll. XD
I'll have to do a Lore entry for this character at some point. I draw him every so many years and its fun seeing how his design has evolved.
Hrmm, still not quite sure about this just yet.
Wings feel a bit too small at the moment.
The scythes position still feels too static. I'm wondering if I shouldn't just bite the bullet and put work in some forced perspective.
Issue I'm running into is finding an interesting position for his arms to fit its current position.
I'll continue playing with it to ensure its worth putting onto a shirt. ^ _^
I wanted to do something a bit lighter for my next piece and remembered I had this older sketch laying around.
So was cleaning it up some. Looking at it now though his body language feels a bit too benign so I'm thinking that might just redraw it to get something a bit more threatening.
Since its a simpler piece without a major background I think It might end up being ideal for a shirt design.
Tell me what you think, I crave feed back, feed it to me! XD
Brother mentioned that the phantom looks too much as though shes made out of an oily bubble, and that he preferred the blue.
I had changed it from the blue initially because it felt as though it were clashing too hard with the orange and reds of the rest of the scene.
I'll tone down some of the sheen and see if I can find a better color for the phantom.
Thinking about it now maybe it would work better if the smaller tendrils coming through the walls were desaturated, and let your eyes more thoroughly focus on her main body.
Or perhaps I should take it a step further and remove a couple of said tendrils to make it feel less busy.
Hrmm yeah I think that will help out alot as well.
Working in the colors and textures for the phantom.
Its sort of like a liquid or slime capable of passing through walls.
I'm trying to get a sense of it casting a light glow. Not sure how well the effect comes across just yet.
Lots of refining to do still. I'll start working in the light source from the fire place in next.
Why did I design such a crazy chimney? XD
I need to put in all of the background for this piece since the Monstress' phantasmal form will be translucent.
Its starting to come along though.
Not sure about that left hand just yet though.
How does it feel to you so far??
yesterday/morning's progress. Am trying to get my sleep schedule back onto day shift again. For the umpteenth time.
I adjusted the position of her legs and arms a bit, and made the ghostly tendrils a bit more dynamic as well as added in some of the smaller sub ghost offshoots. The Ssudo Clones she can produce from her body.
It feels like it's just about ready to start inking.
What will be challenging is that given the translucent nature of the Monstress I'll have to ink the entirety of the background before drawing her in so I can be sure to get the points where shes piercing through the walls to work out correctly.
How do you feel about the piece overall?
This is the moment before she ends up cracking the ceiling allowing some of the moonlight into the space. Which is out of sync from the lunar cycle of the outside world.
This is one of several sketches I made for the novella almost over half a year ago that I'm only just now getting back to.
I reached a point where I opted to pump out several sketches to get a better sense of where I needed to guide the writing along.
As with all of the works I sketched out half a year back this one wasn't without its fatal flaws.
Orphans leg is stretched across the perspective to such a degree as to be ridiculously long or having just been ripped off
I removed the chair from the corner to make Orphan cloak more pronounced and the center of focus. I'll probably play with its over all shape a lot more before its all said and done.
As for what the monstress is? It's the phantasmal form of the creature inhabiting the the Doomed Cabin. In her own little pocket dimension, an echo chamber where only see reigns supreme. That is until Vampire intrudes into her domain.
She might have overlooked the other 3 but she quickly develops an intense hatred for Vampire and tries to manipulate the other members of the team against her.
She fails to trap Prisoner, Standard, and Vampire in a spacial loop, so she goes after Orphan sensing her true nature. To push her into turning so that maybe she can deal with the others while she is still mostly in an incorporeal state.
Shes quickly developing into one of my more unique creature designs.
Shadow layers are worked in, am now trying to figure out the mid tones for the light source.
Its especially difficult with orphan because given her black fur she isn't very reflective.
Despite my stylistic approach to working out her fur shes not really fur less around her lower body.
Its just a more short body fur where the length naturally is longer where it would naturally be on a human.
And because of that I will usually not render her with an intense body sheen, like I might with a more human or reptile type creature.
It's something I've been continuously adapting and evolving as things move forward. I tend to shy away from doing the more shaggier style u might see from an artist like Wereworld. I think mainly because I've always been chasing that more anime styled aesthetic. But my work continues to evolve with every drawing. I would like to experiment with some werewolves later too who transform via alternative means, like having the order all off perhaps starting with the muzzle, or skin rippage.
I designed the world so as not to completely cut off the potential of any 1 major creature concept from being out of the question. I love unique monsters and want them all to have a place to play. ^ o^
Flats are in!
Am now working the shadow layer and figuring out the lighting.
Will be a lot of pushing and pulling to get the color temperature to feel just right. ^ _^
Finally Got these inks together!
With the floor I pulled back on the texture of the boards to ensure that the details didn't get too dense distracting from the main figure.
Unlike the boards Standard has been slammed into since she and the boards are closer to us.
Color wise I'll be setting up that there is a fire that started up when things got kicked off which will allow me to add some dramatic shadows. Will probably set it up so that her shadow is cast in the direction of that couch which should help to balance the shape the banner of standards is making.
Tell me what you think! I really want to know. If anything feels off or confusing tell me and I can get it adjusted more easily now than later. :p
Been a lot of work to get to this point but were finally almost there. ^ o^
Phewa I'm betting that people are getting pretty sick of seeing this pic at this point. Y oY
Decided that I needed to adjust Standard's banner on along the ground. Given its striking color I needed to make sure that its set up in such a way that it helps to strengthen the flow of the overall project.
Also I again changed up Standards hair as I was reviewing some of the past iterations and came to the shocking realization that one of the earliest variants really did look best. :\
On one hand it feels like I've wasted time, but on another its it will ultimately benetit the overwall quality of the work.
Two questions I've been asking myself repeatedly at this point is...
1) Does it angle of the piece make sense yet? I've heard from at least 1 person that it feels like she was jumping, and 2) that her breast stick out as weird. Maybe that's just personal taste though or its actually an issue and just no one else has brought it up yet.
So I wanted to ask you all, how do those elements feel to you thus far? Is there anything else thats not quite as strong as u think it could be? Even if you can't draw voicing what feels off could still help me a lot with zeroing in on the source of the problem.
Thanks again, everyone for your continue support! You really don't know how huge a deal it is for me. I'll be researching the next round of adjustments for the website soon. I'm considering moving everything over to word press. It will be quite the ordeal but there's a much larger number of options that will be opened up such as tighter control over membership content. Likely though I would lose several degrees of ease of use that I'll have to figure out.
Been continuously tweaking the main figures, Standards head position just didn't feel right yet. Starting to work in the damaged board from where the wall is caving in from the force of her being slammed against it.
Driving me nuts how long this has been taking me. For what should have been a relatively simple page to put together. can feel my skills growing though. and that;s what will be key in the end.
Made some new adjustments based on suggestions provided by the Amazing Were-World.
Stuff like showing more of her visible leg, adjusting her claw in the background, tilted the piece on its axis a bit.
With this the main 2 figures are complete, hopefully I can get the background completed tonight.
This piece has been quite the journey and I've learned a lot along the way and its going to be much stronger for the time put into the piece.
Were-World is seriously a great artist and very fast and well worth following and supporting and has helped me quite a bit with mentoring me on some of the pieces I've been working on.
I cant wait to see this piece complete I'm really digging how its transformed so much along the way. XD
Phewa things have changed so much for this piece so many times.
But it finally feels like its reaching its final form.
A lot more background to have to ink now, I'll have to give another look at the perspective on that couch.
I really digging how its going, how about you??
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