Henrietta-Faye McRemington (or "Fashion Victim").
Henrietta-Faye McRemington (or "Fashion Victim")
by Ramon Salas
//Photoshop & Intuos4L
>> Sweet Henrietta loved her morning walks through the field. The sights, the sounds, the morning chill against her blue skin and the thrill of the Blaathodeans chase: Those annoying creatures kept coming back, trespassing on her property... Well, at least they make for terrific hats!!!<<
LOL! Hi everyone! "Henrietta" started as a fun Day 16 concept inside a past Inktober... And evolved nicely, I think. Here is the original Inktober piece.
Since the beginning I loved the concept. So, I flipped the original inks and started turning them into a full illustration. Here, you can see a couple of steps of the value study.
Starting the color, I added the tone variation in the back, head and limbs of the Blaathodean (Cockroaches belong to the order 'Blattodea' ). Also, the alien lady got her blue and green skin.
It was time to work on the sky. I quickly stitched together two photos I had taken in my way to work, and used them as reference for cloud shaping and placement.
I learned the technique of making grass in the fine channel of Michael James Smith. Take a look at his fantastic paintings when you have the chance.
So, that's all for sweet, sweet Henrietta-Faye McRemington and her fancy hat . Hope you all enjoy!