Commission request for of her character Riese. Hope you like it.
Tools: Photoshop CS5 and Wacom Intuos.
Commission: Riese by *hart-coco
The suggester says, "This is one of those pictures that the more you look, the more you see. I can see the the subtle land formations in the background and the length of her windswept hair, not to mention the little details on the clothes." (
Suggested by Elieda and Featured by
Wow. This is an excellent picture. Great proportions, colors, and textures (especially WRT the hair). The electric-blue on her outfit really alters its tone, in a good way; and those golden eyes are piercing/haunting/enchanting. If you'd have gone with a little "blockier" look on the gun I'd say it was definitely a Glock; as it is I'm not sure.
I think you are 100% right with the gun issue. Pictures don't show you proportions, material reflection, hand position and overall interaction with the wielder. In future work I'll have to do a further research and gather more references.
Well, if you live in the USA you've got some great opportunities for for hands-on experience/research. (And depending on your own comfort-zone/philosophy.) 1 -- Go to a gun-shop, tell them you're doing research for art, and ask to handle a few. OR 2 -- Go to a gun-club and talk with the people there, there's a lot that are genuinely friendly people and will gladly help you out.