"Sarah" Portrait for the Concept Art Poster
Today I finished the first of the digital ink & paint portraits based on Daniel Fu's character concept art. This is not the final art we are creating for this Kickstart, but it is the artwork that will appear in high resolution on the "Concept Art Poster" we are offering at the $15 level, to be delivered right after the Kickstart finishes, in December. A lower resolution version (similar to this image) will appear on the "Characters" page. to replace the existing silhouette images.
Unlike the earlier picture of "Rob Lerner" (which was made from Daniel's original emailed scans), this image of "Sarah Allison" was created from a high-resolution scan of the original pencil art. I then digitally cleaned up and darkened this artwork ("digital inking") and colored it ("digital coloring"). I tried some shadows and highlights, but I didn't really like the effect -- at this point, I'm thinking the flat color looks better.