Splinterlands art contest | Dark enchantress
Greetings everyone, today I present my entry for this week's @Splinterlands art contest, I have chosen a pretty cool card.
In this time i represent in my style to: Dark enchantress, a enchantress that I find quite attractive and I wanted to take advantage of that a bit, I chose to do a portrait because I'm pretty good at doing it, I'd say a bit simpler, but in the process I realized it was quite complicated, I put a lot of effort into the clothes and the hat, I wanted it to look pretty good because sometimes drawing fabric is difficult for me, I think that this time the result was quite good, I really fell in love with this card haha.
My version of Dark enchantress focuses on enhancing a face with a penetrating look and a smile that can barely be noticed, reflecting some evil but in a delicate way, I wanted to make the clothes as similar as possible and show off long wavy white hair, to the third eye i wanted to make it quite simple but have a higher brightness than the other two eyes, so i made it a bit brighter, i hope you like it.
I started my sketch, making a portrait and creating the clothes as similar as possible, the hat cost me a lot the way it adapted to the head, I decided to leave it like that and take care of the hat later when I painted it.
I chose a color palette of lilac tones, since her skin is that color, but the tones I chose were a little more saturated, I began to fill in the face to give it shape, in new layers I began to blend the colors improving little by little, once the face had a better shape, I began to fill in the clothes and hair by placing base tones, very similar to those of the original card, I also placed a base tone on the hat and take advantage of giving it a different shape than the one I had made in the sketch, I think that this shape, although it was not perfect, looked much better.
I shaped her chest and then began to detail the clothes, this time I used only three shades, the color I used as a base, a darker one of the same shade and a lighter one, so I made some volumes and folds in the fabric , I added another layer where I started to paint the gold embroidery, I think this part was difficult, I wanted to make it look like bronze, but it was very complicated, then I took care of the hat, giving it many folds to give it a bit more realism, I did this playing with lights and shadows, then I painted the strap that surrounds the hat and the buckle placing base colors and then applying more tones to give it volume, I painted the gold necklace, I used yellow, orange and other golden tones creating spheres that hang from the neck , to give more shape to the face I started to paint the eyebrows and eyelashes and add some gray reflections in the hair to give it realism.
At this point I started to worry about the background, since I had nothing planned, but it occurred to me to paint this kind of night sky, I used a cloud texture brush varying the colors between blue and gray to make a more realistic sky, with the ellipse tool make a small circle and add a blur to make the moon, I did it with a very light blue and then I started to shine it in new layers with blending modes that make this light effect, it occurred to me to draw some silhouettes of bats flying around and also apply a blur on them, add some lights on Dark enchantress, especially in the eyes, almost finished the drawing I began to give a change of tones to the image to make it combine a little more with the background, In this case I darkened the Dark enchantress a bit more and highlighted the golden and red parts, finally I applied some shadows around her and finished the drawing.
- Photoshop CC 2019
- XP-PEN deco 01 v2
- Photoshop CC 2019
- XP- PEN DECO 01 V2
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I am in love with how you rendered her 😍❤️
Again : Amazing. The slight pose angles gives it appeal (and it has life like features). REally great. Have a great success with the contest!
Me gusta mucho, sobre todo los detalles del pelo y el fondo. Estas revisiones que haces de los personajes de Spliterlands son geniales.