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You are the Protector of the Small. You see real people in the humans and animals overlooked by your peers. There will always be work for you."—The Chamber of the Ordeal to Kel 

Keladry of Mindelan from Tamora Pierce’s Tortall series. Finished this one up a month ago but have been slow to post. I think my favorite part of this one was painting the birds and the rough thumbs, she was fun to pose out. The patterns in the bg were influenced by Japanse patterns since Kel is from the Yamani Islands. Next one on my list is Daine, hopefully will get that done soon! 

anonymous asked:

the way you paint armor is beautiful :0 if you don't mind me asking, when you paint armor, do you use a lot of effects layers or do you simply paint with normal brushes and layers?

Thanks! Sometimes both but it’s mostly layers. I just make the base silhouette and pile on strokes & merge down until I think it is communicating armor well enough.

cyborgghoul  asked:

Can you do a tutorial on how you paint in the near future ? (And btw your art is truly stunning 😣😣 )

Here’s a gif that I think isn’t here anymore but still true to my general process. My steps are block out > render > filter layers for additional color.

For something that will actually walk you through the process, I don’t know when I’ll have time to do that hmmmmmm