So, because I was stupid and took a long hiatus from digital painting I had to jump through hoops to get the feel of it again. After a lot of unfinished experiments, I finally dove into this~ My first illustration in this semi-realism style!
The girl is my OC. Her birthname is Thirteen and her current name is Tenmei. She was born as the illegitimate child of the King, and was ostracized because of it. In her father's eyes, unless it was in the interest of politics, she didn't exist and she didn't have any rights. Her siblings subjected her to abuse as well, but because of her situation, all their maltreatment was justified. In addition to being the King's forgotten child, her eyes also turned people off. Where she's from, light-colored eyes are bad because they're associated with evil, so people legitimately thought that she was possessed.
In this picture, she's been dressed up and made to look pretty because monarchs and nobility from other Kingdoms are coming to visit. But she's dressed up in white...To her people, "white" is an unlucky color because it represents death and the afterlife. It was the King's underhanded way of saying "she's dead to me." The single red rose in a sea of white roses represents how much of an outcast Tenmei is. About the Drawing
Of all my OCs, Tenmei is one of the contenders for the title of "my favorite." So I figured she would be good to practice with. In total, this took me about 10 hours. At least 1 hour total went into procrastination and idling. That's actually because I was trying to avoid doing her face for as long as I could (I was just so worried that something would go wrong T_T).
My favorite part of this piece is her eyes. They came out so well I think -- better than I expected. And I'm proud of myself for being able to get it on video
My least favorite part of this piece was doing all the roses. Roses are the bane of my existence. Drawing one is like trying to find your way out of a labyrinth, with all its twists and turns and...UGH. I hate them!
Anyways, I'm done
I will see you all next time~