is a Bad Ass
Kaori's performing in the anime she looks taller and ten years older.
And she's got this game-on badass look, something I really wanted
to try drawing myself. :3
This actually began life as a thumbnail I doodled while brainstorming
for a bigger piece, but I liked it so much that I decided to flesh it
out. It was tough since I'm not used to drawing this small
anymore (the full-body pencils fit well within a regular 8.5" x 11"
board) so I handled all of the details and changes with kid gloves.
When I scanned it I did so at double my normal scanning resolution
because I wanted the inks to be as close to the pencils as possible, so
the cleanup process was like double the headaches they usually are for
me. I also cheated a little bit and stole a lot of the color
flats from my last Kaori piece. But my excuse is that they took
so long to pick in the first place that I'm not REALLY cheating...right? ^_^;
Originally I had a really fancy background in place, an elaborate star
field with Kaori's silhouette floating behind her. I wanted
something dark to make her pop more since she's in her white dress
here. But the contrast was a bit too much I guess and I was never
really satisfied with it but didn't know how to fix it. Then a
happy accident came about when I was fixing some little things. I
popped the pencil layer back and saw that it created a neat look behind
the finished colors. I tweaked the hue a bit and VOILA!
Artsy fartsy background and the sketchy lines from the pencils
still make the dress pop even with the bright negative space! :D
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