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The Intergalactic Queen of Burlesque

So this is my first character of the week (CHoW) competition entry. The topic was to create a character who had all the burlesque iconography but could be found in the vast expanse of space.

This was actually quite a hard topic for me, every design I created didn't seem to portray the idea I wanted to get across.

After some very rough thumbs I tried to get a more solid idea down of what I wanted with the following sketches.

By this time I had a general idea of the kind of approach I wanted to go for. I had considered using tentacles before and decided to use the above sketch and add more aquatic elements to it.

With the general idea in place I began to clean it up.

 And add colours

Now it was time to really clean it up and get the idea down solidly

Now to finally set the stage and really get the image finalised.

I was going to upload this step by step sooner, but it was actually competing for votes to win the challenge for the week. I didn't want to swing the votes and so I've left it until now.

I didn't win but only lost by one vote. Perhaps if I did upload this sooner I might've won. But ah well :P


  1. Hey just checking out your blog! I love how you post the process from sketch to finished product! Awesome creatures!


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