Monday Evening Post

Hey guys! Bea here to bring you the Monday evening Post! And of course, new arts! or rather, repainted arts!

Featuring the front cover of my Portfolio

CoverPort1

I wanted to feature my whole portfolio, but my computer decided it wanted to update, causing my entire system to just be unworkable, so I still have a bit more work to do on the book, but for now, there’s this πŸ˜€

The Full Cover

Untitled-1To tell you a bit about the lady featured on the front, her name is Ember– and I actually designed her about two years ago for a character design contest I won on Conceptart.org, where the theme was to create a Sun Priest/Priestest.

This was the original

Sunnie3So, quite a few changes! It’s interesting seeing the comparison,Β  because I’m able to see how my painting has progressed since I first drew this.

Originally my Sun priest had the power of the sun in her hand, and an aurora cloak that flowed around it. The new version I took a different approach. Her entire color scheme, including the gradient from her forehead down represents dawn or sunset. Dark, but at her heart there is light. In terms of her clothes, with the newer version, I went for practicality. She is a black woman, so I made her hair more fro-like, and the design of the bodice really needed a do over. The earlier version was so spiky, I feared that if she bent over she’d impale herself lol, either way it made for good posture right? So I fixed that, by removing many of the spikes while maintaining the flame bra because I likes it lol! And surrounded her with embers πŸ™‚

I hope you enjoyed this post, more to come as I feature additional pages from my portfolio– Till next time, Enjoy!

on a side note– I forgot to save the version that has of in the title, so, never mind that blunder lol

5 Replies to “Monday Evening Post”

  1. Amazing work – seeing the progression of this piece is really cool. The new one is so much softer and full of sunlight. Did you consider making the illustration slightly smaller so that the words don’t overlap her head? She’s so majestic and powerful – I wonder if the words are crowding her head like this. Just a thought though – it’s looking wonderful πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you Hannah! And yes, I agree the words are crowding her head. I do intend to adjust them, I’m just a bit burnt out lol. I think when i get back i’ll upload versions that are word free as well. Thank you for your input, I totally appreciate constructive criticisms, and knowing your work, you have such a good eye for things. I trust your judgement πŸ˜€

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      1. Ah Lady Burnout, I know her well πŸ˜‰ If you ever want to bounce anything off me (designwise – obviously I’m not going to be much help with the illustration advice ;)) just give me a shout. I was wondering, as another solution, whether the wording would work better under her, on a dark panel, so it’s not a part of the illustration at all.

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      2. Thank you for making yourself available! I tried everything in terms of placement of the words– on the side, on the bottom, you name it. It works better up top. I also shifted her down to give more room so it looks better now πŸ˜€

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