A week or so ago, I had my portfolio reviewed and it made me start to reflect on a few things regarding the direction I am taking my art in. I decided to try something new and step out of my comfort zone for this one.
And the process!
I started with a basic gestural sketch to get down the pose.
And then I went ahead and detailed in the costume.
I used the sketch as a base, and then blocked in the colors.
I started placing in the basic shading using a hard brush.
Then I started to flesh out the background a little more.
I softened the shading a bit and smoothed things out.
And then I made some finishing touches to the background.