In my exhilarating epiphany about light and color, I decided that I desperately need to apply what I learned. I found myself going back to basics—finding colors was easy enough to do in oil painting, but on a digital I always froze up. So many colors, right in front of you, all the time! I started using the CMYK sliders, just pretending that I am adding paint. How horrifically simple, and I never realized until today.
Anyway, I wanted to draw something with a “moody” feel so I can play around with colors in light and shade. I wanted a better lighting situation… originally it was going to be a forest, or a figure half in shade and half in light, but all of a sudden my hand decided it wanted to draw something adorable. At first it was FemShep and Thane, but after having an abnormally difficult time with Thane I gave up and turned it into Raff and Petra—Nikki’s and my D&D characters.
I’m actually super proud of this piece just for the sole fact that I managed to somewhat properly color figures against a certain color background, instead of coloring them in a vacuum, so to speak. The little slivers of highlights are what their real colors would be in “daylight.” Like I said, it was really just an excuse to do some colors, so don’t mind things like subpar anatomy and half-assed background. I know about those :P
Expect more color practices from me as I continue my journey to discover LIGHT AND COLOR!