Shallotte Elminus from Atelier Shallie.
This is the third picture I mentioned previously in the commentary of this: eric-3.deviantart.com/art/2017…
So I was doing that first picture and I wasn't as pleased with it as I'd like, and left it for a while. But when I went home, I still wanted to draw because I felt like I hadn't accomplished anything that day.
My second attempt was even worse than my first attempt. I HAD to accomplish something though because all that wasted time would've really annoyed me if I came out with nothing.
So this picture was the third attempt and it went really well. I sometimes make comments about how inconsistent my drawing style is. I also don't quite know why it's inconsistent. Am I just drawing too infrequently that I don't get adequate practice? Am I not sure what direction I want to go in that I don't completely stick with a specific look long enough to develop consistency? I don't know.
But here's a great example with these two pictures. I DREW THEM ON THE SAME DAY! THEY'RE SO DIFFERENT THOUGH! IT'S LIKE TWO DIFFERENT PEOPLE DREW THEM!
I drew this picture much more naturally though, while the other upload/link I felt like I was somewhat specifically trying to draw a certain way. This one, I just drew without thinking about the look. So I guess this is more my natural style.
I wonder if zooming the picture out helped too. Keeping the face smaller lets me keep the whole thing in view easier and makes it easier to work with. I didn't feel like drawing her regular clothes though (too much detail for me to copy), so I used her swimsuit design to make it easier. I missed some details though.
This went really smoothly. I drew it from scratch to completed inks within two hours. Quick for me, at least. So I'm pleased with that. I did have to make a couple of small adjustments that I didn't notice until much later though (as always...). I had to resize her left eye a bit and slightly reposition the nose.
I usually try to match the tone of the lines with the tone of the colours. That is, if my colours are dark or bold, I have my lines dark or bold. But I was trying something a little different here and left the lines kinda dark while having the colours fairly light.