Tuesday, October 19, 2010

An Early Hallowe'en!

Elphaba - for an early Hallowe'en! There are two versions, one pink and one green. This is the 'green' one. Maybe I should have given her ruby slippers, but in the book they are silver.

Edit: Process gif here, if anyone is interested: ELPHABA I used initial ref for the pose, the hands (my own!), the moon, and a slight texture on the tree and branch.


15 comments:

  1. I luuuurve it. She looks fantastic, Aly! As I already told you. :P Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  2. I'm with Britt, she looks great :]

    I'm not sure red boots would work as it breaks a bit with the palette of the rest, but then again it might be interesting to try because of that? :P

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  3. Wow This is really great... Lightning is really well done aswell

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  4. ^v^

    Guido - I tried it with red, but it didn't work very well, and as Elphaba is not the original name of The Witch of the West, and the costume is based on the 1939 movie I decided silver wouldn't be right either, so she's stayed with black!

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  5. Sexy lady and sexy comp, just beautiful :)

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  6. I adore this one! I'm always in awe in how you paint the clothing; especially the folds. Well I'm in awe of all the work you do ;)

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  7. Seriously, you are def. one of my favorite pin-up artists. Am I allowed to have favorites?

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  8. Thank you! :D

    Patricia, I mix ref and on the fly guesswork. At the Illustration Master Class this year at Amherst Donato Giancola and Dan Dos Santos and all of the faculty emphasised the use of good ref, something I didn't really do much before. So if I'm not sure of folds in fabric I either trawl the net or set something up that simulates what I want and photograph it. The ref I had here was very useful although I quickly moved away from it. I'm doing a gif to show the process if anyone's interested..?

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  9. Yes! And please feel free to post it here, or to edit your post to include it. :]

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  10. Gorgeous piece, Aly! I adore how you paint, and those skintones are superb.

    And I'd love to see a process .gif :)

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  11. Aly, very interested in the gif! Please post!

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  12. Added a gif to the initial post! :o)

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