Yay! More lame titles!
This is the colored version of this sketch I submitted a while back:
I rather liked it, and figured it would benefit from some color. Aside from it being more digital practice, it doubled as a color study. I'm finally figuring out how to use layer effects more successfully. I need to work smarter, not harder, but sometimes I forget to experiment and see what does what.
I am still a Photoshop hack; if you wish to mock me for that, I suppose I deserve it.
As it is now, this will be an illustration for the infamous novel in progress, which is still nowhere near finished and may not be for many years now. The workload I've saddled myself with makes personal writing/projects nigh impossible. The only reason I finished this illustration at all is due to the fact I plan to use it in my portfolio! (Which, as it is, has been taking up all of my time next to work, commissions, etc.)
The creature pictured is a pallanoph, my own created species, and his name is Nharath. He is, as stated, not related to hellhounds or any canine affiliate. Actually, if you squint, you will see primate, (baboon-ish?) though they aren't related to primates, either. Nor do they have any relation to wolves/foxes/canines, etc. (If you'd like to read more about pallanophs, you can get a general idea in the description under this deviation:
) The girl is Adelaide. She's human, for clarification.
Also, if anyone wonders, the light source is from a lantern, and the space they inhabit is a hollow under some massive tree roots. I don't know if anything else needs clarification...
Graphite and Photoshop CS3.
Art, pallanoph species, and characters © April Schumacher. Please do not utilize, please and thank you.
(I need to get back to notes and such...