Unfortunately, this was started in 2014. Well, better late than never. 😉
View finished drawing here.
From the deviantART page:
I started this in August 2014 and let it sit for way too long. Way too many distractions, occasional confidence blahs, and plenty of “not sure if I like this anymore” moments. I thought I’d lost too much from the original sketch:
Finally, January 2015 (*facepalm and blushes*) I decided enough. Power through and just finish it.
I also received Deathless the sword for Christmas, and I really wish I’d had it handy when I was working on this. I was squinting at way too many small photo ref’s for the costume and sword.
Drawn on 11×14 Bristol using Black Magic ink (and washes), a little black pencil for texture, and Dr. PH Martin’s Bombay White ink for a couple little shiny spots on the mithril. Brushes used are Winsor & Newton series 7 sable (sizes #2 mostly, with some #3 and maybe a little #1).
So hopefully I can get it in the frame and hung up, and get back to more art. I can’t believe how long that took me. Bad Cynthia, bad! But sometimes other things scream a little louder for attention, or one just doesn’t feel up to finishing things (hmmm… I have a few too many of those sorts of projects).