About 24 hours with photoshop and wacom tablet.
I tried to get across an eerie feeling of weariness with her expression and the lighting.
References to help with the face came images of Megan Fox and salma Hayek. I tried to render the face stocky to make her look like she could handle a fight. I also used some deep sea diving suit references to help with the armour.
I’ve learnt a few things from this portrait and some weaknesses that i have to address. I think that i need to practice the form principle more – i think her face may look a little flat. Im always chasing those perfect colours as ever. I also have to work on some decent brushes for those pesky pores.
Any criticism is welcome from any of you pros out there – i’d really appreciate that.
First, let me talk about her look of fatigue...she has it, kind of like"oh not more killer robots..."...plus she has a sexy look to her (i.e. her face has a couple of scrapes, no big wounds)...her hair has that hept but work out/ fighting sweaty look...that really makes the image and her...
Her helmet has been damaged enough that she can't wear it...an excellent action device...it shows a bit of weakness but she can still keep her head high...
I love the sparks flying everywhere...any piece of art with some type of action like that just makes you wonder what is causing all of that and its a really cool effect...
I'm glad the background is smokey and not busy with other action...
The damage on the armor is cool also...
I know you worked hard on this...and it shows...keep up the good work.
Just my opinion obviously, but i think with her mouth open and more detail on her jaw, this will go from an excellent picture to an exceptional one.
I'm far from a pro (in fact you know me from *that other art site* where I have a different name but the same avatar) - but I find the chalk brush works wonders for skin texture.
Wow, just wow, wow. Definitely one of the most epic pieces of art I've seen in a LONG time. The atmosphere is fascinating, inspirational. Everything looks perfect and man, she is gorgeous.
It's been a while since I've gotten back into creative writing, but would you mind if I wrote something scifi about her? I'd link back here with credit and all that, of course.
As everyone has said about two hundred and thirty seven thousand times over; amazing. Simply amazing job you've done here.
The film script for her story could be written and sold within a day. A beautifully evocative image that sums up what has happened in the last 24 hours.
She has fought hard (Ripley style) for a cause in a far flung pace with little hope. The last one remaining or the one upon whom the survival of the others rests, she knows (or rather thinks!) there is no hope for her. She willingly sacrifices herself for the cause or the others, fully expecting to go to paradise. Yet she doesn't. They survive, because of her and her previous actions, whatever they were. How she copes with that is the story (I know that story and that story because I have lived it myself in the deserts of Iraq and Afghanistan). I know that look on her face, Sir (Kimonas), and you have captured it beautifully. The Epiphany of destiny, death and the acceptance of both. Beautiful.
I salute you and your art.
Take care my good sir