The second in what will hopefully be a series of pictures of my muse. They are meant to explore different sides or aspects of Ryoko, showcase her in some of her best known looks, and help me experiment with various things. The first was my stick art, which showed her in her space pirate outfit, and while it wasn't intended to be part of a series, I was trying to experiment with it.
This outfit is actually one she wears around the Masaki home most often, kind of her casual clothes I guess. As such, I thought it would be appropriate to draw her in it, which gave rise to experimentation with backgrounds and lighting. This piece actually came to represent my mood over the past few months. It was a rough semester for me, so that's contributed to the overall tone. I also made the realization that I actually don't like socializing with large amounts of people, and am something of an introvert. I always thought of myself as very social-able, and I am pretty good with people, but in situations like parties and such, I tend to just want to withdraw and do my own thing.
The original name for this piece was "Ryoko the Boozer", and I made sure to have a beer every time I started working on it.