Anyone remember the show Juniper Lee? It was on Cartoon Network for a which and was cancelled because it had to compete with Danny Phantom on Nickelodeon, American Dragon: Jake Long on the Disney Channel, and Xiaolin Showdown on Kids WB?
Well for those of you who don't remember, the basic idea is the main character Juniper Lee is a Te Xuan Ze, basically the chosen one in the series, who is the only one in the universe who can see and fight monsters, and as such protects humanity from the evil one.
There is a long story to the entire series, but one character that was introduced in the 3rd season of the show was "Lila". Notice how huge her feet is? Well that's because she was an ACTUAL Sasquatch (the species Bigfoot is), that was (for lack of a better description) sick of her Sasquatch brethren and heritage and joined June and the main cast because she liked humanity better. To integrate into society better, they used a magic spell to make her more human, and for the most part it worked save for the fact she has gigantic hands and feet, her human hair is unmanageable, she doesn't seem embarrassed or aware of people's confusion when she acts...weird in public (see the episode Make Me Up Before You Go-Go) and she has superhuman strength that she has no control over (unlike, say, Superman, who can fake the idea that he is NOT strong when he's Clark Kent; Lila does not have that luxury).
Basically if you've seen the My Little Pony movie "Equestria Girls", she has the same problems Twilight had in the first movie.
I really wanted to draw this character for some time, and do it completely digitally. Unfortunately, it took WAY too long. I made the background in basic 3D shapes before drawing over it, and THAT was done on February 5th. As of writing this is it now August 14th, SIX MONTHS LATER. And yet, this was as much of a pain in the butt to draw as you'd imagine. I feel like I REALLY need to find a way to speed up my drawing process. Maybe draw more stuff in one sitting? Anyway, the background was done in Blender, then put in Photoshop with a threshold filter to make it black and white, which was used as a template to draw OVER it. It was DRAWN entire in Manga Studio 5 (I don't have Clip Studio and I DON'T have the money to get it), and colored entirely in Photoshop. The coloring part, of course, was the hardest part. I also threw in a photo filter to make it look like a lot of Quasi-realistic, anime-inspired early 2000s shows and anime.
As for the idea, I knew I wanted to do...SOMETHING interesting with Lila, but I couldn't think of what. Then I remembered the year(s) this show came out. The series got cancelled on April 9, 2007. There were plenty of episodes made but never finished (not sure what they were). Nearly 2 MONTHS LATER, the first generation of iPhone smartphones would be released. I thought it would be funny seeing how Lila would fumble around with technology. Considering how she cannot control her super strength, I imagine she might accidentally break one of them, either by crushing it with her fist, or crack the screen with her thick fingers. Though considering I am NOT a sadistic person, I decided against that. So I decided to just have her look like an idiot when holding it.
Anyway, this was my first attempt (I think) making an entire art piece digitally. Considering this took no shorter than my normal stuff, specifically where coloring is concerned, let me know what you think.