I've been working on a pretty all-consuming project for the last few months, and even though I really shouldn't squander my time on non-essentials, well... you start to go a bit crazy if you don't take a break sometimes, you know? The Accurate Depictions of Animals have mostly been filling that role for me lately (and there will be many more of those to come!), but today I took a peek at the Illustration Friday topic and decided to give it a go.
I'm pretty happy with how it came out - if you check the (very rough) sketch above, you can see that it ended up becoming quite a bit more developed than I'd intended. I originally had in mind that it would just be a character against white with a little background vignette behind her, because I didn't want to spend a bunch of time on it... but then I got carried away. I always think I hate doing backgrounds until I actually do one and then it's fun as hell. At this point that applies exclusively to nature-y backgrounds, though - cities and stuff still make my eyes twitch. One day.