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Nailed It by annarti Nailed It by annarti
I've started redesigning the Big Book of Stuff, and in doing so have been looking for photos of character aesthetics to use in prettifying their pages. Starting with Nimay I came across this awesome ref of Serena Williams, and decided to take a break from BBoS and draw that instead. So that's a good chunk of how I've spent my Easter weekend :D Tennis players make great refs for swordies, I tell you what. So easy to turn a tennis racquet into a sword in most cases, and they're always so dynamic and awesome. Williamses are obviously great for Nimay, except that they got da booty and, Nimay not actually being black, she do not got da booty. But still, awesome.

ANYWAY. I've also done a bit of a different technique here, using a round brush with a hard edge rather than my pencil-like brush I love. Much harder to make things smooth, especially on skin, but I don't mind that. I also inked it, which is hate and I probably won't be doing much of that at all ever. Very proud of her hands and pants. And her messy just-beaten-Melraan hair was fun.

drazzi Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love the light from the window and all the dust motes and then the dust from her movement. It adds like so much to the piece, I looove it.

I can see your hand lust in all picures recently XD Like the hands look GORGEOUS and pop and just amaaazing. I like it a lot. Those arms man, so gorgeous and buff.

I super love her skincolours <3 And all the wrinkles in her clothes, and the dustiness of her boots.
annarti Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016
I'm figuring hands out finally!

I always love adding in the little atmospheric touches to make her part of a scene, rather than doing the splits in front of a background. I'm sure I've got the lighting angles of that sunbeam WAY off but meh, atmosphere.
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