CrouchingTiger_v02

 

Trust the Process

Productivity produces results. Really took a look at what I had created so far and K just wasn’t looking like and feeling like the K I had pictured her in my head. So, I really analyzed and picked apart what was working and what wasn’t. 

Firstly, her face was so doll like and just felt weird, so I went for a more simple approach. Really pulling from my two main inspirations; Disney cartoons and Anime. So, I fixed that, thinned out her calves and ankles, and went back to messy hair (again pulling from anime – and if we know anything from anime it’s that the main character should have messy/spiky hair LMAO) and it really started feeling like the K I had in my mind. Success!!!

From there I was in such high spirits I decided I’d get coloring a go. I didn’t ink, just left the slightly cleaned up sketchy line art and began the process of adding flat colors, followed by a warm tonal layer (which turned her white shirt pink hashtag sadface) and then the shadow layer.

I like the simplicity of her outfit, although I might add some accents or some extra something or another; just to give her a bit more personality. One things for sure I will have to make her gem on her headband bigger, because you can barely see it at all… maybe some sort of setting/holding to add some contrast so it doesn’t just blend in with the dark leather and her dark hair… maybe just giving it a lighter shade of blue.  I’ll play around with it and see what works best.

Besides that, definitely my lack of lower body anatomy shows through with my shading… a lot of guesstimations there. Other than that I’m a happy camper. And I wrote some plot/story stuff yesterday that really helped me figure out how to introduce the story and help set everything up.

Happy happy camper indeed.

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Man this is freaking cool! Making progress towards your goals feels amazing. Let’s do it again!!!

– Jesse

“It is more important to go slow and gain the lessons you need along the journey then to rush the process and arrive at your destination empty.”

 

– Germany Kent

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