Sunday, 22 February 2009

Ivy and Cervantes

a piece done to celebrate the return of my precious Intuos3 from repair. You don't know how elated/happy/ecstatic I was when I saw the parcel!

well, thematically, it's a Soul Calibur series fanart. It's inspired by a Soul Calibur fan (whose name I won't mention because I don't know if he wants me to or not) who emailed me to tell me how much he likes my rendition of Siegfried and wants to see more of my Soul Calibur fan art. This time it's the father-daughter pair; Ivy Valentine and Cervantes de Leon. I was originally going to paint Ivy and Voldo, because they're cool in a dark-kinky-gothy kinda way, but scrapped Voldo in favour of Cervantes.

Their outfits are based on the SC IV version concept art, and please bear in mind that I don't play Soul Calibur beyond SC II so I'm not actually very familiar with how they look beyond that, I just tried to stick close to the concept art I found on Google Images. I deliberately didn't put Ivy's left arm armour thingie because I dont' know how it looks like from the underside.

Also, I'm not used to drawing characters in this kind of style and dynamism, so I greatly appreciate any criticisms and suggestions on how I can improve on this style in my future pieces. I know I'm far from perfect but I try my best!

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