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Tuesday, 5 August 2014

On a pale horse

some Arya Stark fanart for ya.
i wanted to be a bit bolder and rougher with my painting style. something a lot of digital artists do is only use soft edge brushes and the result is a bloby mess. it takes some guts to take a nice smooth section of a painting and then go over with some sharp brushes. but i found building up lots of details bit by bit kept the painting in check without it looking too contrasted. the jerkin she's wearing was surprisingly easy to paint, her left sleeve however was a nightmare. i used a excellent photo reference from the show but as she was lit for television there wasn't much drama so i punched up the shadows. i also added more darkness to her face as i thought it reflected the character more.