This one took me ages to make!
made the sketch
cleaned the sketch
made a lineart in ink
errased the messy sketch lines
filled the lineart with another layer of ink
made certain lines thicker
started coloring with dry watercolor pencils
realised my mistake and changed the coloring method by adding water
realised yet another mistake and improved the coloring with TRIA-markers
strengthened certain lines with another layer of ink
scanned the drawing
hissed at the scanner for eating all the colors and making the lineart blurry and pale ANYWAY!
kicked the scanner
re-did the ENTIRE lineart in paint tool sai (with the help of my wonderful tablet, i love you)
improved the colors (more saturation, color deepen, contrast)
added more lines to "frame" certain shades (hard to explain)
added some effects (darkness from The Imprisoned, fire glow from the Scaldera boss, sky/grass/sand/water textures in the background)
added signature and watermark.....voilą. *died*
I think it will take a while before I make an artwork like this again. At least traditionally! It took me too long, and the result...is not quite good enough, judging from how damn long it took.
Anyways, I'm really sorry you guys for being so inactive lately, but I'm going through a tough mental time right now. Gotta find a job and so on... Quite a lot of pressure when you're scared of contacting people on your own. Especially if you have a strange phobia of talking on the phone... I hate phone calls. :sigh:
Wish me luck!
And I still hope that my artwork is to your liking.
Link, The Legend of Zelda [Skyward Sword] (c) Nintendo