Now that the Anime Iowa Art Show results for winners has been announced, I can finally post this. This was done back in April, and it's a piece I did for the Art Show this year. I didn't go to the con, so it was nice being able to still participate in some way
I was trying to leave this idea for a cover or something but I realllyyy wanted to do it as soon as I could so I just decided to do it for the exhibit, haha. This is my character Miyara from my webcomic, in mid-process of transforming into her alter-ego Eternal Ara.
Well, some idea of it. Someday I hope to make an animation showing what would be a nice, nudity-free transformation scene for her*....One motive of transformation scenes is for fanservice, really. ._.
This was actually my third try painting and coloring this thing. XD;; First I decided to mask the pencil sketch and then paint the background with acrylics. Except then when I erased it, it uh, peeled away paper pieces and most of the pencils ;_; And then when I tried to line the pencils with color pencils (a technique that I've done before to great effect) it just looked horrible. So on to the second attempt, this time having inked the picture first and then painting the background. Except I messed up apparently on the amount of masking fluid because a couple of places got paint smudged on them where I couldn't fix them ;_; Anytime I tried, I'd ruin the paper...so third time's the charm, RIGHT?!
(I was raving mad to the point of literally throwing away my photocopy of the sketch, my brushes and crying in my pillow into the night). So I decided to then throw caution to the wind and ink + color with Copics + other brands the picture itself first; I'd add masking fluid to the entire picture and paint the bg again as the last step. That way, anything happens I can either salvage the finished pic itself or just cut up and paste it on another paper or give up. Thankfully I only had two errors that were indeed fixable ;o;
It was also the first time I've used soooo much masking fluid in order to paint the background first. My hands and wrists were literally aching after two days of erasing and scratching (the fluid had become so hard that I had to carefully do both.) ;___;
I'm sorry for colors if they look too bright. Scanning problems + PS sorta uh, didn't help much this time >_> Tried my best to fix it. So forgive any out of place spaces as well v_v;;*Preferably before I grow too old.
Miyara, Legendary Beings Ara & Celi
Pose reference is a bit from
(www.ranum.com) and myself for the hand poses 8);;