I had a ton of fun with this one! I wanted to give her an opponent to fight but try keep the focus on our main character. Ilati's home is in the trees/forest and I wanted this image to have a "Not in my house!" sort of vibe. Ilati is driven by vengeance and fiercely loyal to her tribe and will stop at nothing to defend them. Travelers through the forest beware!
I've really been trying to push the drama/perspective/foreshortening in my work lately and this was an excellent excuse to really try to lean into that as much as I could. I've been trying to soak up inspiration from a lot of the League of Legends splash art which are always insanely dramatic and dynamic. One of the things I've noticed in studying a lot of them is it's more about creating an awesome composition and less about highlighting or featuring a character's clothing or design. I tend to always pick poses that are more safe and neutral because I don't want to cover up too much of their cool armor/clothes. It's a tricky balance fore sure! I think a big part of it is asking yourself what the purpose of the image is. If the image is to showcase a character's design for concept purposes, something more neutral is appropriate. But if the purpose is to create a cool and dramatic composition, you can go all out!
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I. absolutely. love. her.
This piece has so much energy, so much life. It's the perfect splash art. I'm sad I didn't have time to participate in this challenge but I may end up just drawing her in the future because... I need this. lmao
You know what would be even cooler than an animation... if someone sculpted this character out of clay. It's too bad I don't know anyone with that set of skills.... oh wait............
Haha I kid, but for reals, means a ton coming from you!
Wow she looks so cool like this I've almost completed my submission for your dtiys and I've really enjoyed drawing her. The effects you've used on embellishments like on her headwear and claw arm look so good. I wanna learn how to do those light effects
She looks AMAAZINGGG! Wow, Stumpy! It was so great to watch her evolve from a sketch to this! I absolutely love the pose, perspective, and dynamic action! It really throws you into the piece! You did such an amazing job with the color palette here as well! WOW. So beautiful!