Wow. It has literally been months since I've picked up my Wacom tablet and finished a picture digitally. The last few weeks I have been craving to do some digital work but my busy schedule made sure that didn't happen. Finally now that the semester is over I was able to plug my tablet in, download the new driver, and get to drawing. I decided to color a fairy that I had sketched about a week ago.
Here is the original sketch after being scanned into my computer. I drew the upper body in like 10 minutes and then spent about 40 minutes on the legs. I just suck so much at the lower half of bodies. Ugh. I also never add backgrounds to my pictures so this time I was determined to try something. I really need to practice both legs and backgrounds more if I ever want to get any better.
And here is the finished picture, done on Photoshop 7. I tried a different form of coloring this time. I lined very thinly with black and then colored in the base colors. From there I took a wet watercolor brush and did all the shading with that at varying opacities and sizes. Overall I really like how it came out, especially considering I haven't touched my tablet in quite some time. I'm especially proud of that tree. I literally never ever do backgrounds so I'm just really loving everything about this. Hopefully this summer I can draw a lot more and keep improving.
And here is the side by side sketch vs finished product comparison. I love going back and looking at this to see just how much work I put into the picture.
This was actually supposed to be a witch flying on a broomstick but as I started drawing the upper body I was getting more of a pixie vibe so I decided to completely scratch my initial idea and go with this. That seems to always be how my pictures end up....completely different than what I had originally planned.
Haha oh well!
I hope you liked my first art post in a while. I am definitely open to constructive criticism!