We see a lot of “draw this in your own style” challenges online these days. It’s a great way to share your work, as well as drive some creative juice into your own art community.
For me, it’s something that I like to fit in between other freelance commission work. It gives me a chance to let loose and expand my own rendering. Starting with a preexisting design takes a lot of pressure off me to create something from scratch all the time. I can focus on a great pose and then spend more time on some new ways to apply lighting and colour.
Some pieces of artwork out there just simply inspire, making you want to sit down at your desk and start creating from it. This was one of those challenges that instantly lit a fire in my brain: to take an amazing sketch by Cathpun and create something for myself out of it. The red and pink hues in the initial sketch is what jolted an image inside my head of where to begin…
How I create…
WARM SHADOWS AND SKIN TONES
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