As with my earlier post I thought it would be interesting to show how I work thorough the character and the scene it self.
I knew for Xeopus I wanted to have a character that expressed a sinister quality and corrupted by her dark magic, but I also wanted a bit of allure to her as well.
I go through initial sketches just to see what I come up with and where it takes me. Usually I know what I'm going for but actually translating that to paper can be a challenge. I also know that in the scene she appears she will be conjuring up a demon so I wanted to express that madness of dark power.
Seeing some things I like in the initial sketches, I begin to refine these. Feeling I had a general idea on the character I begin to refine the face a bit.
I also knew that in the scene she would be studying her spellbook so I began a few sketches bringing her into the scene. You can see I actually begin working out some of the props and action details with notes written within the sketches themselves.
A bit more revision on the clothing and I ended up here.