EDIT #2: YEP STILL TRYING TO FIX. I feel ashamed, because I feel like I'm blind to whatever problems there are with this image. 8( Other people seem to hate it, but I really love it. T_____T I want it to look right! I want other people to like it, too, sometimes other opinion is the only way I can tell if something is at all decent and it's a horrible feeling. 8(((
Critiques still open, please help me fix it. 8(((((( I know it's not an adorable animal, so automatically The Internet has no feelings towards it, but I just want to be a better artist. >< REALLY BADLY.
-------------------------------------------ink, coffee, and Daniel Smith watercolors
Arches 140lb Cold Press paper
Aminael belongs to
From the comic "Her Mentor."
Here is page 1 of the comic!
Any excuse to paint girls with white hair will do! Aminael is smart and dedicated and can take the shape of a snake. <3 I happen to really like snakes. Aminael is a small, white snake but recently, I saw a very beautiful snake around my house! It was a diamondback, but a sort of blonder shade than the average tawny color, I really wanted to paint it.
Aminael is so pretty, I imagined she would want to feed birds out of her hand, like any other princess or goddess. But Aminael is a predator, and the birds will not come to her.
So she sets her interest on much bigger prey.
I do love this pairing. <3 The little snake that falls in love with the amazing dragon. This painting I really like, and turned out relatively ok, better than I could have expected. Sob sob ~ I feel like my skills are so limited. But here I was able to come up with a mixture of ink, coffee, paint, and water that acted as a permanent staining brown ink which seems to be a hard thing to purchase. And the brushwork of the background!! I worked hard on it! I'm so miserable with inking, but I so love scratchy textured inks, I want to be better at it. ><