Another from last summer, relaxing after graduating by self-indulging with a mooncalf.
Inspired, rather obviously, by the Vietnam War... I have a huge book of war photographs that finally came in useful for research. Some parts of the painting are a bit of a mess, since it wasn't well planned, and some of the more awesome people amongst you might notice the easter egg I hid away, much to my girlfriend's annoyance (the painting was her birthday present).
Second go at depicting Jaelle Gudada, this time with a much more regal air, and a more comprehensive view of her Stroh violin. And looking somewhat older, because she looked too young in the first attempt.
All of what I wrote for the take 1 description still applies. This image was used as a master to make etchings for the back cover of the Lala album sleeve [link] .
FULLVIEW THAT BASTARD Okay. So. Uh. Yeah. I've been working on this for a while. Say something nice.
I kinda want to rant about these characters... But I don't know! Riley is my newest OC, but he's actually skyrocketed to 1st place amongst my OC's. God, he can be so smug and annoying, but I love him so much. And Calem is a pretty new OC of drawitout's too, but god, he's destroying my brain. He's just so damn cute and his design is to die for. So you know, not shipping them was impossible. I WILL write more about them and their story later, in another picture. But basically, what I love so much about them is that they're quite a complex couple since they both got their share of personal problems and difficulties, but they make it work out beautifully anyway. Soo in the meantime, just look at them loving each other.
Edit: Ship not in use anymore, but they still look pretty!