Welcome back, today we are resuming work on the DCA in all her glory. I added some doodads to the background (still keeping it loose and just experimenting) but I like the direction it’s taking.
As for the DCA, I did make quite a few changes. For one, I added gold to her palette to break up the black, red, and grey that were already there. Also, I retouched her face and metal helmet-thing so give her a more insane, wild look (she was just too damn smooth before).
I also reworked her shoes to make them a bit more poignant and unnatural. I went back through some of my reference material and took a hard look at some more of John Blanche’s artwork. From scoping it out, I realized that Blanche often sacrifices beauty for the disturbing and anatomy for the mechanical. While I didn’t feel like lopping off limbs or totally altering her current pose, I will try to keep his stylistic choices in mind down the road (though to be honest I feel that his work is often better conceptually than illustratively).
Anyway, please feel free to leave comments or suggestions as I almost got stuck in some major creative block a couple hours ago. I’m trying to keep that grim dark feel of 40K, but it can be tough given my normal penchant for bold colors and strong lighting.