Do you know the conceptart.org forum? It's a great place where you can find a lot of amazing (digital) artists from all over the world. They host some weekly challenges there, so as I have the time, I decided to participate in a few to challenge myself :D
So the subject of last week's Character of the Week was Zodiac Warrior!
I chose Pisces because that's my own sign!
Here are some steps of my work :)
The lineart is done by hand. I really suck when it comes to digital inks and sketches so I prefer my pencils.
Some color steps:
Some fast Skribble Skrabble to get an idea of the colors.
It needed far more contrast.
I start rendering.
Almost done. I decided to get rid of the lineart
And the final painting:
Maybe it's a little bit too much with all the bubbles, textures, the glow and so on, but I still quite like, how the whole thing turned out :)
I sadly didn't have as much time for it as I wanted, so the anatomy is sloppy and the rendering is not perfect, but it was a lot of fun to get back into digital painting :)