One of my first illustrations created with the aid of AI. in this ones case Midjourney. Were I took inspiration from a prompt result I created accidentally while trying to get completely different results.
It was an alluring yet spooky sort of result that I fell in love with and used the better poses I found there fixing up the anatomy along the way. So with this one no actual AI is directly represented in the finished work it was ultimately all hand drawn in Photoshop.
In the future though I want to experiment with developing backgrounds for my illustrations to hopefully vastly speed up my workflow. I'll experiment with trying to generate a background image to my liking and drawing my characters onto it.
whether I get a great singular piece or have to combine several good elements from different outputs I will ultimately be going back over it by hand to strengthen or correct various components to ensure things match my style,
Am excited too to see how it helps improve my ability to render such myself. Already even with this piece I feel that my ability to do a more painterly background has already been improved upon through analyzing the styles and mediums of AI results I was very fond of.
I'll make a space later to show off the AI results I liked best though none of them have yet been anything on a level I'd say was worth of being considered a finished product. even the best of them would require heavy touch ups by hand to bring up to my quality standards.
I'm very excited to see where this tech goes and how it can help me to start bringing these stories to life in a more timely manner.
Story wise this piece features Weeping Babette, a person whose exquisite genetics afforded her the chance to become an exceedingly massive female werewolf. The events of her first transformation were sadly tragic, like most in my worlds setting. Her twin daughters Mariette and Cosette ultimately met their demise at her jaws, when she entered a berserker state during her first transformation.
She is now followed by the phantoms of her daughters to torment her nightly, she cries out for them, trying to bring them close but she cannot ever seem to reach them.
Babette though we explore her tale only for a brief moment, its her dual blood line that eventually leads to our Red Riding Hood Orphan becoming cursed and sharing a similar hyper transformation.
The final pic is loaded up into the gallery already, along with the ultra high res files for copper tier Patrons and above, as well as the original .PSD available for Gold Tier Patrons. (For learning purposes only plz) :p
Would love to hear your feed back on how it came out!