1 of about 6 separate commissions I had the pleasure of illustrating for Magic the Gathering's 2014 Duels of the Planeswalkers campaign.
This one was really hard to nail down. It was one of those pieces where you basically have to choose how you're going to lose; because she is an extremely difficult character to work with.
She's gotta be:
-Tough, but not too tough.
-Aggressive, but not too aggressive.
-Pretty, but not too pretty
-Tom-Boy, but not too tomboy
You get the idea.
Yes, I know there is some anatomical and perspective stuff that is out of wack here, but it is what it is.
I'm one of those people who sees only the failures in my art and how it "coulda, shoulda, woulda been better", which is ultimately good; it always keeps me striving for excellence, which is a great place to be if you ask me.
So I learned a lot on this one...
After I threw my chair against the wall a few times.
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