I've been browsing through some blogs and came across this incredible young lady. I'd been meaning to try some digital coloring for a while, and she gave me the inspirational boost to get going on it (finally)!
So I stayed up wayyy too late sketching out a rough original (lovin' these quasi-Victorian / quasi-medieval dresses). These semi-faceless creatures are my specialty... mainly because I am awful at drawing faces of any sort! Often they will have long ears, spindly legs, antennae, or wings (because I use them mainly as character sketches for my fantasy book). This girl is the most human I've drawn in weeks.
I scanned it in this morning, and cleaned her up in Photoshop...
And started to work! I must say, I am VERY pleased with using Photoshop to color. It's sort of watercolor-y. I am usually awful at shadowing, but it's really easy with layers. Yay!
And here's the final product! Please let me know what you think... even if your opinion is that I should never, ever post something like this again. This is a very rough drawing... I kind of like it that way, though.