Ok, so I haven't posted anything in AGES. Sorry. But part of that is I haven't really had anything I felt particularly post-worthy, or anything that wouldn't require the bother of photographing, editing, etc. in order to put up--and I am both busy and somewhat lazy and so haven't taken the time to do that. I finally decided that I needed to get SOMETHING up here.
Here is my first-ever painting done in Corel Painter. I painted it out of my head (as in, no photo reference) so some of the anatomy is kind of Eh, but that is, of course, my own fault. I'm still figuring out Painter, which is a kind of glitchy program, and I'm used to photoshop. But I didn't think this painting so horrible that I wouldn't put it up--I don't pretend that I'm not still learning to do art, because I most definitely am. (Learning, that is.)
This is a fanart piece for Megan Whalen Turner's The Queen of Attolia. The earrings are rather significant, but thats all I'm gonna say about that. When my teacher was critiquing it, he was trying to help us with more than just technique, so he was asking me about the scene I was illustrating.
"Who is this?" he asked.
"Um, well, this is a scene from one of my favorite books. She's a queen."
"Oh. Well, is she a good queen or a bad queen?"
"Um, well... actually, shes sort of ambiguous."
"Oh. Well, thats OK then, because she looks ambiguous."
For some reason I found this exchange amusing, and decided to post it here. :D