Splinterlands art contest | Kralus
Happy evening to all the Alien art Hive community, today I am very happy to share with you my entry for this week's @Splinterlands contest, I wanted this time to do something different and I had an idea that I loved, for this idea I used the Kralus card a card that I find extremely beautiful, that represents life.
I looked for some references to help me develop my idea since I have never drawn Little girls and it really seemed very difficult to understand how to make my human character not look like an adult, I thought about making a baby, but I think it would be even more difficult, my idea was to represent Kralus together with a girl next to him that brings marks on the skin that simulate the fur of Kralus, while she is surrounded by his wings accompanied by a lighting between cold and warm, this idea seemed very cute and adorable, it was really a challenge, I hope you like it.
I made the sketch and then I chose the colors to work with, this time I chose a cold color palette with desaturated tones, I started adding the base colors all over the skin and then I added a new layer where I applied more colors and started to blend and mix all these tones to give a soft finish to the skin, then I put the base color on Kralus for which I used a light blue, then I painted the marks on the girl's arms simulating the Kralus marks, I painted the dark clothes without much detail and for the hair I used a gray base color.
I added more details to the hair placing lights and shadows, then I started to apply more colors on Kralus' fur and then finally I finished painting the shape of the fur and the features of the face, as well as adding black which gives the shape of the dark marks he has on the fur, I started to paint the wings and I think this was the most difficult part, painting wings has always been a challenge for me, but I did the best I could, I also changed the background placing some blue tones.
Finally I started to add some illuminations and to modify some details, I finished the work editing the drawing by subtly modifying some color adjustments.
- Photoshop CC 2019
- XP-PEN deco 01 v2
- Photoshop CC 2019
- XP- PEN DECO 01 V2
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