Since November is another Daily Marker 30 Day colouring challenge I tried to post a bunch of work in progress photos, but I kind of got annoyed with it so I didn't do a TON of them even though I worked on this very oddly, kind of back and forth between a few things as I figured out exactly what I wanted to do with this page.
#workinprogress base coated in Ciri's colours and started drawing the background. I'm trying something new so if it works, great and if not I'll have a mess to fix. At least it's copic! I can fix copic. #thewitcher by #darkhorsecomics using #copicmarkers #coloringbook #adultcolouringbooks #colouringforadults
Blocking in Geralt and Ciri's colours was simple. I just pulled up some screen shots of Ciri, since it was my first time colouring her, and sorted it out how I wanted. Then I had to try to combine the three reference photos I had as ideas for this into one. Doing the shaky, strange tree branches was easier than I thought just because I just did meds and let the pencil go crazy for me, haha.
#workinprogress all the flat base coating is done, you can probably see where I'm going with this now. I didn't fill in the tree because I have much work on the sky first and don't want to have to fuss around it. #thewitcher by #darkhorsecomics using #copicmarkers #coloringbook #adultcolouringbooks #colouringforadults
I thought since they'd killed (what I assume) several beasts for this image that blood moon would be appropriate. Originally the tree was supposed to look like a skull, or I wanted it to, but they were so in front of the moon it didn't translate so it's just a gnarly tree.
DONE! real happy with how this finally came out. I figured a blood moon would be appropriate for their little pile of dead monsters. It looks much better in person, but that's how it usually goes. #thewitcher by @darkhorsecomics using #copicmarkers day 10/11 of #thedailymarker30day by now. #colourist #colouring #adultcolouringbooks #colouringforadults
All in all, especially for trying something so new, I'm happy with how this came out. I looked up the monsters that they've killed and though it appears to be a Manticore that's not what they look like in Witcher 2 so... I'm taking artistic license with the colouring since the artist took artistic license in drawing it. But really, he's every right to since he works for the game studio, officially, and sometimes I need to let go of my "realism" issues, lol!