I would call this a beta of what has been done now. I still have to find a perfect scan to go with it you will know just by looking at the billboard .
Now...lets get on with the intro.
Over 1000+ (I counted pretty much all of them) layers and almost 2 months I have finally finished the background, or most of it I cant continue because my computer cant take anymore of it. So sorry if theres some areas that might not look pretty or not or that theres something missing I dont care, its the dedication that counts. When I get an upgrade on the computer then I will have less to worry about.
This is dedicated to my love who wanted me to continue with this wonderful peice even though my computer took almost 2 minutes to load it every day. You are my life Sally and you have given me so much that I just want to give something back to you and its this. At the beggining I wanted to give this to her as a gift for her birthday but I have a better idea cant tell its a secret ^^. So much time went into this and I also have to give a big thanks to Dave (AKA The dongster/The Donginator) for giving me ideas and some flaws he found in my work. So as I say this I thank all the people from GSnline, AnimeSuki and any other people I forgot to mention...thank you.
You will see alot of work done throughout the months I've done this like the lighting, the shadowing and about 7 phases of coloring,shading,and textures in some areas this was one wild rollercoaster ride.
Hope you enjoy the scenery, and I hope you enjoy this Sally! Love you!
Going back to Uni tomorrow, so I thought I'd upload these.
These are pretty much all the sketches I've done in the past three months of holidays, save for stuff I've done on the computer and one of two other drawings. Not scrapping... 'cause. I feel everyone should see my LAME PROCRASTINATION. And love of headshots. Because I am lame (duh).
Man, I suck so hard at practicing it hurts.
A bit of fanart thrown in there too (Mostly Bleach. It's meant to be Nami in the second from bottom right). Two of Renji are my crack attempts to design a Captain look for him (I like the hair-up version better, I think). My favourites are the ones which suck less than the others.
If you can name everyone in this picture I'll give you a John Lennon cookie :'D (Inside joke...)
Scanned and spliced from my A3 and A5 sketchbook with a bit of photoshop lovin' to look less plain.
O, the blood of Jesus,
O, the blood of Jesus!
O, the blood of Jesus,
That washes white as snow.
...I think I was kneeling, because sometimes in deep prayer, the world begins to feel just a little heavy, and I feel I need to rest. Or maybe old habits die hard, and I still have a bit of Catholic in me. Or maybe it's just something about God that...brings a person to her knees.
Whatever it was, it was between something in my heart and something in the words of that song that did it. And then I had this image in my head, and this is what resulted. For the rest of Sunday night, I could not shake this mental picture of a blood that was only barely red, moreso white -- a blinding, clensing white. A blood of such intensity, such light, it would bleach anyone it touched. I had the image of a person showered in such light... Reaching, ready. Renewed.
The picture in my mind was much more basic than this. It was simple, without perspective, and thicker lines. But you know how I get carried away...
I designed her in my likeness. I'm not exactly sure why except that "just anybody" would have taken meaning from this, for me. I suppose that makes it a personal piece.