Well, here's my OC, Naomi from Survival Instincts. I just kind of wanted to draw her.
I tried several new things with this picture. It was the first time I drew Naomi in her hair scarf. I also wanted to do another pose besides the "facing the audience" pose. I thought that looking over her shoulder would be a good way to show her scarf, so that's why I picked that pose.
Getting her face right was kind of hard. I found myself looking over my own shoulder a whole lot while drawing. Unfortunately, I didn't have a mirror to look at. So I just looked up a reference from DevaintART to get the placement of her facial features right.
After scanning, I messed around a bit in Photoshop. I used a filter to smooth out the coloring, extracted the image from the white background with the pen tool, punched up the color, and rendered the clouds in the background. The whole Photoshop process took about half an hour. I'm pretty satisfied, but I have a little ways to go before I can use the pen tool without cutting out some of the inking.
Naomi and Survival Instincts are mine. ALL MINE!!! But you can use the picture for a wallpaper or card. I'll also be posting this picture on DeviantART under the name KebaSiRota. I know exactly one person who follows me both here and on DA, but just in case anyone else stumbles on my picture there under that username, I didn't steal my own art.
- Sketch paper
- Ink pens
- Erasers (two different kinds!)
- Colored pencils
- Photoshop CS5