Splinterlands art contest | Khmer Princess
Hello once again dear community, for this week I wanted to participate in the @Splinterlands contest with a card that I saved a long time ago but that I had not dared to do due to the colors, this time I chose Khmer Princess, an extremely difficult challenge for someone like me who usually seeks refuge in cold tones, this time I wanted to try a stronger palette.
To make this drawing I was guided a little by reading the Lore of this card and guiding myself with the reference image, trying to figure out how I could represent it and paint some things that in the card perhaps do not have so many details due to the light that it handles, I focused in doing a lot of fire things since it is the main magic of the Khmer, painting the clothes and the hair was a complicated job, I was not sure what tones to use, I decided to choose earth colors, for hair I thought about making it red or blonde, but finally I opted for a light brown, I didn't want to make the drawing completely yellow so I just improvised some things and changed the wardrobe a bit, making it more to my liking, I hope you like it.
I made my sketch guiding myself from different reference images with somewhat more dynamic poses than usual, it was very difficult to find the meaning of the idea I had but little by little I was building everything, then I began to paint choosing warm tones for her skin but without getting to yellow tones, it was more of a saturated pink skin tone, pale pinks and browns, I placed the base tones in each part of the drawing and then I started adding more tones in a new layer and blending, I started with the face, then the arms and then the rest of the skin.
I painted the hair with light brown and then I started to put colors on the clothes, as I mentioned I was quite undecided about the clothes and the colors to use, so I started with brown tones and then I came up with more ideas, I thought that the skirt It would look very pretty with different shades of orange and yellow so I created a rustic gradient on the skirt, painted the rest of the clothes and accessories mostly using brown and gold.
I added some reflections of light and shadow in the hair to give it more realism, I used a light yellow for the nails, gold for the bracelets, I added more lights in some parts of the accessories and eyes, with white and yellow I painted the power on the hands.
As I told you I wanted to focus on the fire so I added some flames covering her skirt and flames on the power of the hands, I applied a black background to see a little better how everything was turning out, then I added a background similar to a kind of cave.
Finally I darkened the drawing a bit since it looked too bright for the background I had and I started to add more light in the fire and some light reflections in the corners of the silhouette.
- Photoshop CC 2019
- XP-PEN deco 01 v2
- Photoshop CC 2019
- XP- PEN DECO 01 V2
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Thanks for sharing! - castleberry#6859