Here's some annotated steps for the mermaid fairy picture! I also included some 100% size crops to show how most of the stuff is really just a couple of brushstrokes =0
To the moral police: Yeah I know there's some boobs but I upload this to help beginners, most of which are minors, so if you flag this you basically say prudity is more important than helping out kids.
Should've uploaded this sooner, had it on my blog and thought I shouldn't spam dA so much, but since some people seem to have their heads up their butt all the way up to the thorax, here goes another step by step!
And even though some people (?) seem to think the maximum somebody can do from imagination is stick figures, there was no refs, textures or 3D involved in this. If there was, it wouldn't look so flat, ffs, if someone thinks that even MY stuff is impossible, what would they think about people who are actually GOOD at painting? :I
Please forgive me for sounding a bit bitter here, it's just that I don't understand how some always open their mouth so much wider than their knowledge supports.
More shit (and studies! No reference for this one doesn't mean I don't study!) on my blog! [link]
This is what happens when you don't start with a proper drawing :I You end up having to fix shit all the time. Not recommended, but I thought I'd still show to make, uh, the point that different processes can work. It's important to always try different ways of working!
Huh? It's supposed to loop o_o dA must've broken it, the one I uploaded loops fine D: