As promised, here’s the process gif of yesterday’s illustration. The colors were originally more muted with soft greens instead of the yellow, but then I decided to shoot for a high-saturation primary palette.
Found this drawing from last year then kinda got carried away cleaning it up and coloring it. I’m not 100% on the meaning of cosmos flowers, but the name means “balanced” and there’s a variety called the Psyche cosmos, so I went with ‘em. (And Serona’s costume design is the same as from this illustration.)
Serona at Sunset, reworked. For the Benign Kingdom art book.
I am going to be honest: I have never liked the original version of this. It was the result of some mindless noodling at a convention and I’m pretty sure the only reason I colored it in the first place was to have something to put on this blog.
This picture was on the short list to be in the Benign Kingdom artbook, and I conceded with the stipulation that I’d get the chance to rework it. And then I diiiiiiid. I didn’t have time to fix everything — to do that, I would’ve had to completely redraw it — but I’m much happier with the result.
About a year and a half ago, I did this picture that I really liked the concept of but less so the execution. When we decided to put together the Benign Kingdom art books, I took the opportunity to completely rework the illustration. I’m overall much happier with the result.
The Benign Kingdom Kickstarter is still going on for another two days!! Once it’s run its course, the art books will jump in price, so it’s not a bad idea to pledge right now if you’re interested in picking them up. Thank you so much to everyone who’s pledged or talked about or been interested in the project. We couldn’t be doing this without you!!
Everyone was drawin’ Thors at TCAF! Here is a Thor I drew from memory. Man, I don’t know, he has a cape or somethin’ and some touch-lights on his chest, right? Whatever, let’s draw some muscllleeeesssssss
Also some protagonist ladies because I’m much better at drawing them. You might recognize one of them from some comic that some dude does.
Put this up on Monday at Johnny Wander. (Haha, I actually did it back in December, I’ve been sitting on it in case we’d need a filler illustration.) I wish I had more free time, I’d do time-intensive photoshop noodling all the time.