Portraits are aways a cool excercise! Used as classic shading practice. I´ve began with the highlights - using the paper whiteness itself while I smudged the midtones areas, then the shades and back to the hightlighting final touches using the kneaded in some spots. I blotted the make up and put some vampiric eyes on her just to make a good contrast ! ;)
This illustration was concepted for the Scars Souls band CD cover entitled "Highbreed". The guys from the band gave me the concept - which was a hybrid biomechanoid creature half human, half alien. The "predator dreadlocks style" was my idea! heheMy friend Jobert Mello worked on the digital finalization. The initial concept of the surrounding monitors wasn´t used at last.