Week 237 | My Splinterlands Art Contest Entry | Ilthain
For this week, I chose Ilthain to draw in my style! ✨ What vibe am I feeling with this card? Hmmm 🤔 I feel like she came from a sand village like Gaara. 😆 Perhaps because of the clothing and the staff. Clothing like this reminds me of dry land or desert. Her red pigments on the skin remind me of Zuko, too.
I challenge myself lately to create a new outfit of the card out of the original one. For this, I thought a scarf covered the head, wrapping around the neck. I will put the staff in front like the right hand is holding it. To make the pose more dynamic, I will make a foreshortening of the left hand exposing the palm.
It was really hard to pick the true color of the hair. When I used the color-picker, it turned dark blue. But looking at the original card, It looks dark brown. So, what I did is I just manually looked for the color on the wheel. The hair is a bit wack now, but it will be covered by the staff later on. I also did the eyes already to set the mood.
The staff is easy to make. I used the shape tool to make a circle, and then copy and paste it into two. For the triangles and the sticks, I used a symmetrical ruler. I used four colors here. Gray, metallic yellow, dark brown, and dark pink.
Now, let's put the staff in front of the character. I placed the staff wherein the eyes are still seen, just for the expression of the character. I also already put the base color for the clothing, more like Earth colors.
I imagine the background is a sunset in a rocky desert. 😅🏜 I just used my rock brush and pile them to make a rocky mountain. I used the gradient tool of the default sunset in the bucket tool.
I shaded the skin with a darker brown color. I added the red and purple pigment by using a textured brush and then toned it down with the painter's blend available in the tools.
After skin, I did the shading for the clothing.
Adding more details on the background with clouds. I just randomly scatter them, but making sure both sides have a balanced perspective of the clouds.
I added more shadows on the left side, so assuming that the light source is on the upper right.
My final stage would usually compose of adding the final glow. I feel like there is something missing in the art. So, I added a glow-like some sort of power-ish blob on the palm. 😅 Ohh~ that made it more interesting~
I added more shine to the staff since it is metallic. Finally adding the glow in the light source!
Finished art! I hope you enjoyed the process!
Thanks for reading~ 💖
Software: Clip Studio Paint Pro
That is it for this art blog. I will see you at the next one!
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