Thanks! Love your octo-geisha girl sticker...it's a pity you don't live in Portugal cos I'd ask you to come graffiti bomb her onto my workshop building which is just covered in shit tags from local kids....We have have some awesome graffiti artists in Lisbon, they just don't seem to hit me up though...lol!
Thank you so much...glad you like them! It's been a couple of years since anyone commented on this and therefore a couple of years since I paid much attention to it; I've always been very fond of Frekals here but there was always something about her that 'bugged' me. Revisiting her because of your comment I immediately saw what I had to fix and so made some alterations. I normally NEVER do this....digital art allows for almost endless tinkering and I always worry there's a chance of simply re-doing and re-doing old work and never moving forwards; but like I said, I have a particular fondness for this little lady and thought she deserved the revamp. Thanks to you and your comment I think it's now a better piece...so thanks for that as well.
I don't think me changing the file here should mess with your link to her in your favourites gallery...but it might be worth having a check just in case!
Thanks, Kaduflyer. The new version has translated to faves automatically.
I like the modifications which you have have made. Adjusting the physical proportions, moving the navel and making subtle refinements to the head have really given her an even more convincing figure. I'm very glad my late comment inspired you to undertake all the extra work.
It was certainly worth your while revisiting her - many thanks again.
I'm guessing by 'model' you mean for reference as opposed to a 3D model (ZBrush etc) yes? if so then yes for these type of pieces I always use reference of some sort. I'm lucky enough now to have a girlfriend who is both willing and suitable to pose for me, but more commonly (as with this piece) I will either sketch out a pose and then seek suitable references on the Internet (which is full of pictures of young ladies with no clothes on) or will take inspiration from a pose and adapt it to my use. It's extremely rare to find a picture with the EXACT pose I want (most of the stuff online is either 'glamour' style poses or simply pornographic...neither of which are rarely suitable). What I usually end up doing is referencing a leg here, a torso there etc. ive been drawing, painting and sculpting naked girls for a loooong time now and can, if need be, draw one from memory, but to get this type of 'photorealism' then of course working from life (even photographic life) is essential.
Probably my favorite illustration of yours, largely because of her casual body language and utterly convincing way her posture conveys weight. And little touches, like the dirty feet and the freckles that cute Frekals is named for. Great work.