This week for Inktober, I’m drawing larger portraits of the main characters of Rondo of the Rising Sun. So I’ll be sharing each girl’s character profile with you as I finish their portraits. :3 First up, we have the Rondo’s guild leader, Ruby!
Playing in GIMP again. This sketch took around ~30 minutes (threw a couple attempts away first, haha).
I like working in blue first for the sketch, even in digital art. Added some quick grayscale shading to check lighting/values. I intended this to be a fantasy piece, but it looks more like a panel from a superhero comic now! XD
If I continue painting this piece, what do you think the colors of her dress and cloak should be? I was thinking black & red, but I’m already using those for the Onyx and Sardonyx piece, so hm. Any suggestions?
I’m very pleased with the progress I made over the month – looking back at the first few days, even drawing from reference the poses seem more awkward. Now I feel more comfortable with reference photos and with using a (slightly) more realistic style. Mission success! \(^o^)/ But I’m also a little sad it’s over. Well, there’s next year’s challenge to look forward to!
Here were the last five drawings from the challenge. Enjoy!
Today wraps up the third week of Draw Everything June! Run by Sailor Sakky on deviantART, Draw Everything June is a figure-drawing challenge with a new reference photo posted every weekday. You can read the rules here: Draw Everything June 2: 2017 Edition. There were some ups and downs for me this week – some poses were really difficult! – but overall I think my time is improving and I’m becoming more comfortable working from reference photos. ^^