Okay, I’mma just come out and say it– You guys are going to be seeing me draw a looooot of ladies this month. As much as I want to draw more mens, a lot of things I have planned revolve around the ladies– so, curves ahoy!
Concept: Young woman, nude and “sitting pretty”– a term generally used to describe her exact pose, with fire for hair. Half her face– bruised and scruffed with a mean eye, the other half, clean and polished.
Inspiration: Janelle Monáe, high fashion, superpowers
Reference: Client posed on spot as I sketched.
In addition to my own works, I decided to commit this month to catching up with/and finishing some commissions, and because the deadlines for some of these are so far off, there’s no pressure 😀 Yay!
So what we have here, is a rough concept for the cover art I’m doing for the literary works of a my good friend, Deshaun Summers. He and I went to high school together, and a few years ago we somehow got in touch again. As it turns out, he’s an author now, and I’m still drawing 😀 Go figure!
I’ll try to include a small synopsis of the story, or what Deshaun wants to say about it in his own words later, but in simplest terms, its about women being strong, overcoming abuse. More to come later!
On a side note, I’d like to feature an artist I met through Deviant Art named Karii
She wrote me not too long ago, and was kind enough to ask my permission to use the pose in my Marble Study for her illustration. It may not sound like a big deal, but I have been a victim of art theft before, and on more than one occasion with both small named companies and big named publishers, so it means a lot when someone is courteous enough to ask permission. Thank you Karii! you’re awesome!
other works of hers-warning, some may be NSFW
If you’d like to see more of her lovely work, click here!
Hope you liked this post, till next time, Enjoy!