I was actually a bit apprehensive about submitting this. I've been working on it for a while and it's the first pic I've done since my art block, so I keep thinking I'm forgetting something or I should add something, etc.
So, this is my first full picture using a tablet! I'm still getting used to it, but it's been fun to work with. The lineart takes twice the time to do though. I have to work on smoothing out my strokes and using pressure sensitivity more effectively.
This pic took me quite a long time to do because I got to doing the water and then was like, "Er... so much of reflection..."
So I kinda... hobbled my way through the water bit. I used quite a few references from photographs and stuff, but I didn't trace or directly copy anything. Wanted my own special water pattern
Anyway, while searching for water references, I came across this beauty:
When I saw the photo, I was like "OMG! I have to use these colours! 0_0"
So thank you to ~lixom
for the colour inspiration
I watched 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' for the first time this year, and I just love all the characters. I am hoping to maybe get to doing the other elements sometime
We'll see how it goes.
Here is the progress animation for this piece!
'Avatar: The Last Airbender' and all its related characters are copyright of Nickelodeon.