Friday, May 4, 2012
This commission, marking my very first time drawing Zecora, was done for the ever-lovely jodyjm13, who of course also commissioned one of my most popular pieces to date of Octavia composing. He wanted to see Zecora in the act of testing out her magic powder for Nightmare Night, in a scene which hopefully illustrated how she had created the powder as well, to an extent (hence the herbs, drawings, mixing bowl etc.), and I had a lot of fun in trying to create a nice atmosphere with all of the various light sources. Certain things presented some difficulty, but more than anything it's just been lack of time and other troubles which have kept me from finishing it until now, as indeed it's been almost complete for a few weeks. But, she's done now and Jody is happy with her, and that is all that I could ever ask for really.
So, April in general was a pretty bad month for me, but May at least is already off to a much better start and with any luck, I intend to have commission #9 finished (and posted with permission) in a week or so if all goes according to plan. I've been working on it alongside this piece so yes. Also, it's my intention to upload this picture to my deviantART a little bit later tonight, so that all of you will be able to enjoy the full resolution if nothing else... the actual image is pretty good-sized so I'd like to be able to share it with everyone (EDIT: And okay, I have uploaded it to my gallery now! You can all view the full-size image here).
Thank you all for bearing with me and being patient while waiting for new artwork. More to come soon as well, and until then do stay fabulous dears!