This is an updated version - generally tidied and and touched up. Also, see the original photoDetails can be seen here
Also, I've just realised that the thin hanging circles dangling from her neck are meant to be Leia's chain.
This is a painting of a COSPLAY of Leia, not Leia herself
(So I'm putting it under portraits, not fanart)The Making of the Costume
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She made the costume herself, so it's a step removed from the original - so if there are any errors, it's her fault >.>
Original Photo: Slave Leia 4
Time: 5 and a half hours
Program: ArtRage 2.5
I. Am. SO. Pleased with this.
This is the first REAL portrait type picture I've ever done, at this level. I practiced on ~Guenhwyvar-Drizzt
a few days ago [link]
and felt confident enough then to attempt this.
It's not perfect; there's a couple of problems that I fixed (and probably only I would have seen anyway
) and the updated file is at home, but I want to put this up noooow ^_^
*eg, forearm of left arm is a little untidy in this one.
The metal ornaments were pretty tricky; the metallic settings don't blend easily and getting the colours and lighting right was quite hard. Also, a lot of the surfaces were very ...'crumpled'.
Eyes are a much brighter green - the original photo had them a very murky grey, due to the shadows.
The hands were actually very hard to get right, as it's all in the very subtle shading, showing the rounding of skin and the position of the joints, so i couldn't just draw the outline as then they looked like blobs. Blobhands
I couldn't get the expression *exactly* right - I think it's all th ethe line of the mouth; which was also quite ... fiddly.The Background
...is the one part I'm not happy with. I decided to play safe in the end with a generic portrait/abstract background, rather than a scene, but I'm very suggestible
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