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October 14, 2012
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Tentou Mushi- Text Free by SKTAF Tentou Mushi- Text Free by SKTAF
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An anatomy project. i asked my teacher to give me an assignment like a 'real' client would as i hate making up shit off the top of my head. So he gave me nymphy/ladybug scenario. I went through about 4 thumbs and my friend liked none of them (he's comic artist) and we discussed and came up with this more dramatic approach (which is essential for eyecatching book cover)

This one is without text. the other here- [link]

I had to use 'live' model for this so i took a picture of myself in this post for reference, ladybugs from DA as reffs, trees from google, and the rest was made up :lol:

I've been sick for a week and half almost. miserable :stare: i got sick last wednesday coughing/lungs and the same day i pulled my back out by laughing too hard at my friend's stomach gurgling loudly in quiet english class after a Krystal's lunch (never ever again!!!!). So i was on heating pad, salonpas, and meds for three days. had a concert to go to that saturday night. by sunday i could hardly talk. started to get better from coughing/lungs and woke up this morning it has all transitioned into the runny nose/sneezing all day now................. *slashwrists*

hope you like my painful 10 hours of work on this bitch!


artwork (c) copyright- ~SKTAF

EDIT: revamped a good bit of the image. Put the whole bug in instead of the top part. pulled the perspective back, worked on trees, fixed her wings, added more reflective lighting, sun rays, grass etc. i like this piece a lot actually. it's not perfect but i see improvement :aww:

EDIT: Nov. 11- worked with levels in photoshop, removed ugly lady bugs, worked on trees, fixed some minor & anatomy issues. :)

original (with text)</b>- :thumb332259022: [link]
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ErnCer Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man, this is dynamic. The hues and lighting for this is lovely, not to mention that great low angle perspective. Her antennae are a great touch to her. I'm not sure what it is, but something seems off about her, though. Maybe her abdomen maybe. Pay no attention if I'm missing a point here. 
Astrikos Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012   General Artist
Gorgeous coloring and shading.
I really love the perspective of this piece.

:la: Great work.
SKTAF Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thank you :)
Astrikos Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012   General Artist
candydoodlz Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
So much detail..*o* Beautiful job on this! You are so very talented! :)
SKTAF Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanks :XD: i tried on this picture haha firt background too. Check out my journal (posted yesterday). I've asked for some linearts to paint for fun/practice XD
Zaphy1415926 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
That really does look amazing ;o;
SKTAF Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanks a lot ^^; gonna remove those ugly bugs in the background though for final print lol
channellehazel Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks incredible now. *_*
SKTAF Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thank you :)
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