Original thumbnails and process below. Turned it into a two point perspective drawing on Gary Meyer’s suggestion to make the angles look more interesting.
One of my characters that I created when I was 14. Naias was the impulsive, headstrong fighter that charged into battle and didn’t give a crap with people questioning her decisions. Ultimately her decision making costs her dearly and she winds up losing both her arms in battle, but I never really quite illustrated her at that point. I’d love to someday.
Naias stuck around while I grew up, and since I didn’t actually start drawing until after college, her name was often my handle in MMOs (which was replaced by Elera, but that’s another story) and I would customize the character to make her look like what I envisioned in my head.
These below were paintings that I did of her… 4 years ago? It’ll be nice to revisit her again and see how I’ve progressed.
Process pieces. I originally envisioned the horseman riding on four horses, which is why the initial ideations looked very grand, but I wound up cutting it down to the one horse, based off my instructor’s crit.
The final 3 pieces