PLEASE fullview, there's a LOT of detail.
Edit-Thank you, everyone who voted for me. My entry won first place, giving me a year subscription and other goodies!
This will be put up for prints soon, after I finish cleaning it up and fixing various things pointed out to me and ..that have bothered me over time.
Oh. my. god. I'M FINALLY DONE WITH THIS.. but none too happy with it. Good lord, I've spent so long on this. I would've spent even more time (namely on teh background...), but I'm submitting this really close to the deadline. It's for *svarta-perlan
's contest, and the prizes are really nice. I kind of doubt I'll win, looking at some of the entries.. but.. Ugh, I gave it my best. I only discovered this contest like a week ago, and have been working on it almost the entire time since. (So many hours a day.. and I was such a slacker for not doing anything yesterday..)
This is *svarta-perlan
's character Dema, as a goddess of beauty (that was the original idea, at least. She's definitely pretty enough.)
I cheated a little bit on the background, overlayed some textures (mainly on the trees and a little of the water). The statue was like a whole picture of it's own.. it's of my character Aycis becacuse I think she makes a good statue. The little ruffles on Dema's dress were HELL. Not the big folds.. but the little tiny creame colored things. I wanted to kill something so bad working on those. Oy..
Details can be seen here: [link]
(Sorry for the clevage shot, I wanted to show the ruffles and necklace. XP)
The original, 100% zoomed is 2000x3000something pixels. D:
Original sketch on paper with pencil, colors and HOURS OF SLAVING done in Photoshop 7.0 with my wacom graphire 2 tablet (4x5inches). Not really sure about the time.. Definitely over 20 hours, though... I stopped counting shortly after I started.
Character © *svarta-perlan
Art by =nikker