She does your hair, but do you really trust her with a pair of scissors? It’s the perfect weapon. Stylish, elegant, sharp and fit’s right inside her pocket. I may be watching too much Dexter and Sherlock ……Anyway she looks like a mix between Christina Aguilera and Leona Lewis, or maybe it’s just me. What do you think?
The sketch took about 3 hours kinda…can’t remember because i did it while i worked. Color took 2 evenings so perhaps 7 hours in total. pretty quick for me…i’m practicing 🙂
So this little lady came into being at work obviously…where i sketch…and also ummm work.
Sometimes I sit and really think hard about what image to depict, I want it to be perfect, and of course it never comes when i try to over push it!.This is what usually happens – nothing, Letting go, and just doodling works for me. So as most drawing of mine…it starts out with not really knowing where it’ll go. The direction and “story” works it self out. This is what happened here. After completing the sketch I started looking at underwater photography examples to get the lighting mood, which was the main challenge of this drawing.
a closer look
A little work in progress of the color stage. I’m a big fan of low lighting. When i was taking some video classes at Uni. We were taught about the meaning of where you place your lighting to contribute to mood. Lower lighting is usually used when one want’s to express dramatic, even maliciously mean or evil characteristics to the character. since light from below is linked to light from hell , just as light from above could be interpreted as divine and or heavenly… But obviously this is not always the case. Just an interesting anecdote 🙂
The right girl was sketched first and with her a few fish…and a few days later came the left one with her Manta-ray. there is something about underwater scenes that i love, so that’s how the scene became slightly surreal.