I’ll call in finished for now. I wanted to draw the Phoenix, but honestly I just want this picture finished. I may go back to it later. It does look… ~okay~ with its shading, but my computer cannot handle the bigger changes, and has shut down on me twice; so this is all I can do for now. I’m not risking it not saving a third time.
So, this is what I will look like drawn, It’s an artist persona, not quite what I look like, but she looks pretty cool. Fire is sort of a cool motif, and there would have been my pet phoenix in it, but oh well. I just wanted to reassure myself that I can improve, it just takes some time. Heck, compare this picture to my original redesign picture,
(I forgot about the headband, whoops)
(And I’ve added a gold band. I dont really think it fits in this picture, and kind of regret it now.)
You can still see a vast amount of improvement, even if it does show I have a long way to go before I stop being a novice. I may make a process gif of how I did it, or perhaps just show my process. I’ve managed to make the picture a little less washed out, but you can only do so much. Plus, the fire isn’t making her skin glow in certain places, which it should be, but then again I wasn’t planning on the fire staying until after I’d shaded it, so it looks odd because the shading doesn’t match. Unfortunately, also because I am using soft light to colour my images, it showed the image as very washed out. Not a good look. I’ve managed something that looks less washed out, but now it just seems over saturated. I’ve kind of hated how the face turned out too, especially with feedback from a friend. It looks alright, or at least, not a total disaster. Its the kind of picture that went mostly right, but is still flawed enough that I just want to redo it again already. I do think it looks better than the original redesign, although that redesign was a piece of concept art and not an illustration.