This was done for an illustration class at school which I love, I wish I could take 500000 more of them :C
So I wanted to do a series of illustrations with generally the same characters kind of telling a story, but more just stand alone pieces. The first I wanted to do a big statue kinda thing
thumbnails, yep. I did more of these but these were my favorites.
I took a lot of really hilarious ref pictures of myself in the statue pose and did a weird paintover of the thumbnail.
Attempted to fix the statue face a little and figure out the foreground. Added some god rays. *hallelujah*
I sized the characters up per class feedback and moved the statue to the background a bit more. (thank you skew tool).
Decided figures were going to have a picnic in the foreground (cute factor).
Got bored of painting and decided to work on the line art (ie fix that statue 1000%). I wanted this thing to be all about lineart anyway.
Tightened up the painting parts a bit, finished lineart in background, finished up picnic, added even more god rays. This was for the final turn in.
Here's the picnic by itself. I found I enjoy painting grass.
A really quick character drawing of the girl and dog. Currently nameless and pictured cloakless here.