Thursday, August 27, 2009

Two Contest Entries Done.

I've spent most of this month working on an illustration for that Bayonetta contest I mentioned before.

As I was wrapping up the Bayonetta piece, someone told me about a fan art contest for Muramasa: The Demon Blade.

Lucky for me, I had already done one. Soooo, I pretty much just slapped some color on it and made a background pattern. I submitted it yesterday and it's already up on the site among the other entries. It's the one with my user name "burntmoth19."

Here's the progression.

I dropped in a bg color, added values (with a lavender tint) , and changed hue of line-art to be pinker. I wanted the overall feel to be reminiscent of cherry blossoms.

I then eye-dropped her colors from her official character art and muted them down. As this point the umbrella still saturated.

Here, I decided to just mute out the umbrella as well. Then I drew in some highlights here and there.

Gave the umbrella shadows a slight magenta tint and colored the ears.

In this last stage, I created a sakura pattern for the bg and repeated it. I only wanted a slight implication of a bg element so I dropped the opacity down on it. It also gives the overall piece some texture.

In the next post I'll post my progression of my Bayonetta fan art.


  1. in first place let me congratulate for the incredible talent that you have, in second place I gonna tell you that I cannot wait to watch your Bayonetta sketch.

  2. Thank you very much!

    If you want to see the Bayonetta post, click the link below.