I was inspired by Tarot Cards to do some stylised sketches resembling them. This is one of those sketches and it represents The Sun Tarot Card.
Although I did not manage to finish the whole image, I am quite happy with the clean line work done in 1 hour. I will keep updating on the progress and I am exited on seeing how the end product will look.
Another hour of work put into the image. As you can see, it has the basic colours now and I will continue with placing in the shading later on. (07.01.2019)
Took me an hour to draw in all the shading. The hair took the majority of time to make but I do love the way it came out.
At the moment I am not sure what will be the next step, but I will just keep drawing and see where it takes me. (08.01.2019)
I focused today a little bit more on the face and hair. I added in highlights on the hair and softened up the shading on the face. I also took out the details on the jewellery because it’s shading and highlights looked a it unfocused. (09.01.2018)
I am really liking the progression on this piece.
Today, I softened the whole image by colouring in the dark outlines. I also added tome sun rays and found a free star texture to place in the dress.
It feels like the image is getting to the point on how I imagined it when I drew the first sketch. There is still more work to do but I am confident it will come out looking great! (10.01.2019)
Today I realised that the shadows I placed on the character did not make any sense considering the main light source was coming from below. Well, no big deal. It can be fixed. However, if I took a bit of time to think about the image before drawing, I could have saved some time. But these things happen and sometimes the best way to learn is by amending your mistakes. (11.01.2019)
I added some minor details today as finishing touches.
The background sun rays are from the Sun Rider-Waite Tarot Card Deck. I used it for inspiration for this whole piece and wanted something to showcase it even in some small way.
Also, I changed up the exposure on the overall image to darken up some of the colours. I am happy with the finished image and I am ready to move on to something else. (12.01.2019)