omg old... this was back when she was still dark grey instead of an almost white blue and had bangs =3. Ghost LuLa looks funny but I love this piece because of her hands and face... I remember studying real pictures of people when they are in genuine tears and grieving to get it right. I still revert to real life instead of those damn how-to books to get the right looks.
Did it back in 2009. She doesn't know he's there but he's trying to sooth her spirits, and though she still looks grief-stricken she has that look like "what is this feeling that's coming over me?"
edit please stop faving this, it's seriously awful and the only reason i haven't come back and fixed it up is because i keep forgetting to
The one thing I hate about the Dark Brotherhood armour from Skyrim is how 'lacking' it feels. The female version of the armour is so much more detailed (more leather straps/bits, etc) than the male version. The cowl also feels a little 'tacked on'; the Nightingale cowl feels like it should belong with the DB set. (Although, it doesn't--it clips through the shoulder and neck parts of the DB armour, which is what keeps me from using it)
So I thought to myself, "hey, why not sketch out some ideas and see if they look alright?"
Obviously, I wanted to keep the spirit of the original armour set (don't get me wrong, I love the form-fitting bodysuit thing it's got going on), so my additions aren't that substantial. This is pretty much just a "here's what I'm thinking" sketch, just getting some ideas out there.
I also gotta admit, this was a nice opportunity to do a more 'proper' concept sketch. It was hard as hell to get the back sketch done, but I kept at it and actually got something pretty decent-looking. I feel proud of myself. okay not really