Wew, finally finished it. Sorry guys, I posted in a previews statement not to expect any greater artworks from me in near future, but gues what? I LIED BWAHAHAHA. yea.
Had the sketch of this one laying around my files for about a year now, and over the year i simply forgot about it, until recently my external drive died and i got to burn down my piccu files just in time before the dive could make its last breath. So i recently made up my mind to retire to do some digital art again, as somehow it seems like I only get to do like what, 5-7 digital pieces a year? And compared to all the great artists out there thats like nothing :<
Anyway, this piece is going to be my newest entry for my Portrait series (which i figured out, I started 4 years ago, this one being the 4th image and having submited 1 every year, which was rather random actually). Her name is Sakana, and to my Story, she is the Goddess of Sea, allthough she looks more like The Lady of Pearls in this piece (i think i overdid the pearl idea...).
I havent drawn her in like 5-6 years either, and neither have I ever drawn underwater sequels as backgrounds ( to be true, I havent even THOUGHT about anything that had to do with drawing underwater stuff or anything that could relate to my story and its underwater creatures like at all.) So bit premiere here, i don't think this will happen all too often, no matter how amazingly beautiful underwater scenerys can be, i'm just not too familiar with the material and i couldnt for gods sake create images that could even closely resemble underwater beauty or do its beauty justice in any way.
Ok enough of that. Also, first time I use texture to cover the entire image to get a coherent look. I might actually do it more often though, but its hard to get the colors right if you have to paint while keeping in mind that the texture might change the colors later. Thank god for Photoshop's adjustment options!
EDIT: View the Steps of the making of this piece here:
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