Sunday, February 12, 2012
Commission #5 At Last
Good afternoon, everyone!
Yes, after what has probably been a ridiculous amount of time I'm aware, Commission #5 is here. And I am very, very happy to be able to share her with all of you at last!
This commission was done for the ever-tasteful Forderz, who wanted a scene of a wet-haired, steampunk Rarity somewhere out in the elements and with a less-than-pleased expression on her face (can you blame her? Her dress and hair have been ruined!). A scene which was partially inspired by what is one of my favorite pony-fan compositions ever, Rarity IS Industry. I will be the first person to admit that I had a great deal of difficulty with this piece, namely in getting the background to look just as it did in the scene in my mind (Rarity herself has been done for several weeks and was by contrast very easy for me), but at long last after redoing it several times I believe I've accomplished this. And hopefully, you all will enjoy the finished product!
I also have a bit of bonus material for all of you as something of a consolation for being made to wait for so long, in the form of some original concept pictures. The first of course is merely the original sketch of Rarity as she appears in the finished painting (the only thing I really changed you can see is her expression, because she didn't look quite peeved enough) and the second is a page of concepts I doodled when I was planning out her outfit (which was tremendous fun, by the way! I've never designed any steampunk fashions before ^.^). Even though I knew it wasn't going to be used I also drew up an appropriately elaborate hairstyle for her because I imagined this is what it might have looked like at some point before getting ruined by the rain, which of course would justify her frustration tenfold. Anyway I hope you all will enjoy looking at them.
Well that's all for now! At this point I am almost caught up with my commissioned projects at last, and with any luck I should have another new one for you all to see at some point in the next couple weeks. Until then, stay lovely all!