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Brigitte (V3)

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Edit: Been almost a year since I posted this but decided to revisit it and improve bits that have been bugging me since I first finished it. Mostly I reworked her face. Other bits I paid attention to were overal textures, shading values and color vibrance. I hope you like the changes. You can view my old version here on my twitter: twitter.com/TsunamiXDArt/statu…

And finally done. I was rather optimistic I'd be able to finish this one a lot quicker than the time it eventualy took me. This in part was due to background as I was pretty quick to finish Brigitte herself (polishing and details aside).

Since Brigitte first showed up in Reinhardt's short, I've been wanting to draw her. When she got announced I was so hyped. As a Rein and Mercy main player this is only natural I guess. I love everything about her character design and her voice actor is amazing.

So I had this idea in my head for a while to draw her standing in front of the Eichenwald bar for while. I usually avoid detailed backgrounds as.. well I'm just too lazy and often I just find it too hard to make it fit the character the way I want. So I decided to just try it. Eventualy I hated it. I just couldn't get the colours to work out. So I started over with something less complicated... which worked out even worse. So having wasted a lot of time I went back to the original background.

So while I was using some liquor bottles from my home as references, I realised it might be fun to use the actual brands and alter them a bit by putting some little OW refences on them ^_^ I figured this would fit nicely with Reinhardt's beerstein which I already had in there as ref to him.

But yeah, I also tried out a few new texture brushes for the fabric and skin. Normally I only use round soft and hard edge brushes and afterwards wonder how the f*** to get more detail in there. I like how that turned out and I will be using them more often from now on.

Long story short: here's Brigitte, finished. I had a lot of fun and a lot of frustrating moments drawing this. I really hope you like it. If you do, drop a comment and let me know.

Also I haven't really made up my mind on who to draw next so any suggestions?
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meiyue's avatar
I just read your artist's bio on your page, and I totally understand the perfectionism and comparing yourself to other artists - it's been something I've been struggling with recently too. But I clicked on your art and I just have to say, this is amazing. You don't just have the details nailed but it's also your lighting, emphasis, movement, everything, that's so well done. Congrats on an amazing piece :heart:
TsunamiXD's avatar
Aw thank you!! That means a ton! I'm so happy to hear that :D I'm still very proud of this one ^_^ I think it's still my best currently which unfortunately also means I raised the bar for myself >.> It is nice to feel understood haha. It's a battle and it probably always will be ^_^"
meiyue's avatar
It's my pleasure :glomp: Haha, I know that feel as well! When I put a lot of effort into one artwork and it turns out to be my best yet, but then I want to make sure all my future artworks are at least as good as that one, and the cycle of perfectionism continues :p

I guess so... I am personally trying to loosen up a bit though so I can stop being so anxious when I draw D: D: It probably will be a battle regardless though, and it's probably good that it is - that way we are always pushing ourselves to improve :la:
TsunamiXD's avatar
Spoken like a true artist :D It's both a curse and a blessing... which is kinda awesome but I still hate it >.>

Your art is beautiful btw! I don't think I was that skilled when I was 19. Keep at it! :heart:
meiyue's avatar
Indeed, it's awesome and I hate it too :'D

Thank you so much! :heart:
Akima-Art's avatar
Beautiful work, good job with the references, especially rein's mug! Love the bottles on the shelf too.
Akima-Art's avatar
The small things can go a long way, keep up the great work! 

(I also noticed the engraving on the counter :lol:)
TsunamiXD's avatar
Thanks man! I'm especially glad you liked those extra details! ^_^
joebotzer's avatar
Really well done. She's a beauty
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Andein's avatar
Awsome! I'm gonna do a cosplay of her and was browsing through artwork. I think this really captures here personality perfectly. love it! <3
TsunamiXD's avatar
aw thank you for that wonderful compliment! :) I would love to see that cosplay!
Andein's avatar
I'll show you. promise ;D
PaddleTone's avatar
The references on the drinks are a great touch. Great job, dude!
TsunamiXD's avatar
Thanks m8! Glad you appreciate them :)
DownInTheDepths's avatar
Dayum! The skin texture and her facial expression. Top notch stuff! 
TsunamiXD's avatar
aw thanks man. I've been told her face is scary/weird, which kinda got to me and made me doubt my perception a bit as I put so much time into it and liked it very much myself. It makes me extra glad to receive your comment. Thank you very much! :heart::hug::heart:
J3susChr1st's avatar
How do you pronounce “brigitte”?
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EdkunOfficial's avatar
This is really good! I hope I can get to this level one day RIP huehuehue
TsunamiXD's avatar
They say practice makes perfect and patience is a virtue. Aim for the seemingly impossible and believe in yourself. Biggest cliché's ever but in the end it's all true. You can get there m8! :) Thanks for your comment :heart:
EdkunOfficial's avatar
aw welcome bud! hai haii Ill take ur advice and keep practicing ^_^! you are super nice :S if you has any tips on colouring I wud be grateful huehue! I'm just beginning but I love to learn anything at all to help >_<
TsunamiXD's avatar
Aw thanks man. I love it when people reach out to talk to me. Nowadays theres not enough of that going on around here. Now that everything has a like/fav button people seem to communicate a lot less... It's sad. So I'm just trying to make sure I don't ignore anybody that took the time to write me as I really do appreciate it. I'm happy to help if you have any specific things you'd wanna know... although I'm not so sure of my capabilities to help ^_^" But I'll try! :)
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