Tower of Girls


Update 01 (dec 2012):

In-between making actual illustrations, I’ll mainly practice drawing girls.

And after I spoke to Gijs last week, I was re-inspired to simplify my colors and push it more towards a cell-shading look. I think it’s a good way to start more complex, or more painterly images since it gives you a good grip on your color scheme and quickly adds volume to the image.  I used to  skip this basic step in the process, but then I always got stuck when I was refining the image… Yeah, I learned it the hard way now :/   

Update 03:

So, I finally got around to ‘finish’ this image. The image is still a bunch of sketches pushed together, but I like how the colors worked out.  I started everything with a cell-shading approach, but added some extra gradients and highlights on top of it.  I also stayed away from actually ‘painting’ the colors as I often do. It saves me a lot of time, for example the top girl now only took me 10 minutes to color  :)     

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2 Responses to “Tower of Girls”

  1. Gerrit Willemse


  2. Robin

    Thanks Gerrit!