"There she stood, upon the aftermath of battle. Victory was hers, or so she thought, 'til destruction was revealed to her amber eyes".
That's the concept I had beind this piece. It was initially just a scrap sketch that I did to try to get the feel of design a warrior and the armour. I need to practice more, I do know, but I'm not too sure how to go about it. Well, specifically, I'll look for help in the armour department. Not that I'll ever change this piece, but for future projects I decide to do.
Techinical Stuff.Well, this piece alone took me about 60+ layers of work. The lineart itself was done traditionally, mechanical pencil and inked over with a Pilot Pen. Colors and clean-up of the lines were done in Photoshop CS2. I never really keep track of time taken, so I'll leave that out. But usually, a full-color digital piece like this takes me several hours in the course of a few days. Also, this was all colored with a mouse, not a tablet.
Legal Stuffs. The sword design was done by my good friend, Frederick Watson. Everything else, was designed by me.