Thank you!!! She was a challenge to say the least. I'm a commercial Illustrator by trade so I approach my personal work from that perspective. It has to be right or you do it again. Luckily with my personal work I don't have some control freak ass looking over my shoulder.
Congratulations again! This really is a phenomenal piece. The details are unreal especially on the bike. The orange behind her bring a gorgeous warmth to the overall piece that compliments her skin tone perfectly.
Thank you. It was a monster to paint. I love doing detailed illustrations like this so I'm going to start doing more. I wasn't sure if the background was going to work but it turned out good. The original doesn't have the white border it's solid I put that in digitally. I'm kind of working the dual personality thing right now. One halve of my fan base likes the mermaids and the other half likes things like this. So I'm going to be splitting my work between them.
You're welcome! The white border looks great. I love both your mermaids and things like this, so either one of them I look forward to seeing. I usually try to do a mix of subjects with my work also. You can't please everyone, but at least you can try to satisfy different people with different interests