Shadows and Gold

Sci fi/Fantasy image by

Ruth Steinback

Amidst a swath of Portrait Adoption work, this ones for me! That hair was both awesome and a nightmare to work on.  I painstakingly inked it all in one night because it was going smoothly and I was terrified that I stopped then it would be inconsistent if I started again later.  The physical version is just the outlines of the hair, the solid blacking was all added digitally later to be smoother but no other digital alterations have been made. For years and years I've stared at art and said to myself "I wish I could draw swirly hair things that look all tangly and cool". And I tried and it didn't work. And I tried and it didn't work. It was really frustrating. But I got better at other things over the years. And lo! I drew a person with swirly hair too! Yee~  She'll be coloured properly some day.


Published More than a year ago

Category Fantasy



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