I’ve been known to indulge myself from time to time. One example is getting dressed up in steampunk and having a friend do a photo shoot. This time, I decided to commission artwork. (That sounds so much cooler than “paying someone to draw me a picture”)
I like to peruse DeviantArt and gape at all of the amazing images. There are some fantastic artists out there. I enjoy sketching from time to time, but I don’t put enough practice in to get anywhere with it.
For a long time, I’ve wanted gorgeous pictures of my main characters, but I’ve been debating between drawing them myself (which never turn out as good as I’d like) or finding an artist to do it for me. I came across Ellrano’s page and was impressed by the glowing nature of her digital paintings. My first thought was, “Wow, that’d work well for my elementals.” I checked out her commissions page, and finally decided to take the plunge.
Many of you know of Cera, my character from This World Bites. I wondered how an artist would render her if told about her appearance. This is the result:
I am pleased. I love the glow to her eyes, the light behind her, and the utter detail clear down to her pendant. What do you think?
Have you ever commissioned artwork? Do you ever have the desire to see an artist’s rendering of your characters? Do you like to create art?
Oh, and don’t you think today’s Google Doodle is adorable? Squirrel!