Wooooo~ I think this done. Finally. My first major project with realistic-esque digital painting. I'm so ready to start something new ;_;
I've spent approximately 25 hours on this over the course of a week with my trusty tablet and Painter X. Perhaps more, I lose track of time so easily when I'm focused.
I dislike painting water, and the only real tutorials I could find were for painting the ocean or photo-manipulation. I hope I made it look transparent enough, yet still a bit murky. Such was my intent anyway.
Still fond of my rocks and water droplet, and unsure of my clothing choice and hair. Think I really need to take a step back, work on something new, and perhaps I'll get a new perspective on it.
I've learned a whole lot doing this; it was good for me. Yay personal growth! I ventured out of my safety zone and found that there are other categories of brushes that do cool and neat things, and that I don't need to be afraid of them xD. I finally abandoned the pen tool for coloring. It was about time. I looked at a bunch of tutorials and learned a bunch about skin tones, some of which I applied, some I did not - I'm still scared of adding blues and greens into my skin even though I acknowledge that they should be in there. I learned that I have a loooong way to go, no matter how good I get, there are a lot of you talented artists out there that I won't even compare to.
References I used for this project:
The numerous tutorials I found helpful are in my favorites :3
Critiques and comments are loved. I'm sure there's something I've missed that needs to be fixed, I've been staring at this too long now.