More Vent art! My Vent art always ends up betting than my non-vent art man.
So this is Cyra, my main Sonic fan character/recolor/whathaveyou. Cyra is supposed to be a member of the Black Arms, the alien race from Shadow the Hedgehog. I always hate sci-fi that paints whole races as being evil or Satanic, though that does make slightly more sense with a telepathic hivemind race like the Black Arms. Cyra and her many siblings are our answer to that in an RP I'm in.
Sonic the Hedgehog, Shadow the Hedgehog, and the Black Arms belong to Sega, but Cyra's my idea. Not that anyone else would want such a freaky looking FC anyway.
This may kinda qualify as a speedpaint. I did it all in about two hours. I'm not really happy with the blush on her cheeks, but that's what happens when you try and paint a species with green blood.
Now, it says that I'm asking for a critique. While all comments are welcome, there are two main things I'm really looking for:
Shadow the Hedgehog fans: Please talk to me about my Black Arms anatomy. Obviously Cyra's a child and should show some neoteny compared to Black DOom, and I'm trying to cute her up a little bit.
Everyone: So I'm new at this shading/lighting thing. How did I do? What recommendations so you have for me regarding that? I'm especially wondering about the dark shadow I use on her waist, the light colors I use on the other side of the dress, and and the sheen of her eyes. Shiny things are my weak area, so input on those is welcome.
I'm also curious about whether I'm doing the subtle wrinkling of her clothing "right."
Anyway, Black Doom and the Black Arms belong to Sega.