Portrait of Valerie 2016 CGHQ by Kyanbu (critique requested)

Portrait of Valerie 2016 CGHQ (critique requested)

Kyanbu

12 May 2016 at 15:01:44 MDT

"This character is a Demon Succubus. In my D-Resonate game projects which this character is a part of. Demons are able to breed with either other demons, humans, or Ani-Humans. This game series version of Beast People. Valerie is mixed. Part Demon Succubus and part Ani-Human. Since Succubus in both the original lore and in my game series can change their appearance. Valerie chooses to change her wings into more Angelic looking ones and hide her horns. "

This took a while to finish but it's finally done. so here's a bit about this CG.

This CG started as a digital sketch, Colored and rendered by hand using my custom brush tools, The fur, Feather, Stone, and Steel Textures were drawn by hand and touched up with the smudge tool. Hair Textures and rendering was also done by hand. Valerie's "Pole Sword" was drawn using the Pen tool for the pole and blade, and the Brush Tool for the design of the guard. Background Statue was drawn by hand, duplicated using Cut and Paste, and each rendered and textured by hand with custom brush tool. Same goes for the windows. White Stone Brick wall pattern was drawn and rendered by hand and apply to the background using cut and fill tools. Then textured by hand with a custom brush. The Tree in the background was drawn, rendered, and textured by hand with the brush tools. The Sky background was made using a gradient.
As for the Lighting. The golden white Godrays were drawn using the Pen Tool across two Layers. Each Glossian Blurred by 60.00px. Then touched up with white using the brush tool.

Total Layers: 186 with no Masks used

Now about the character. This is intended to to be a remake of this: https://www.weasyl.com/submission/1144200/radiant-valerie-gust-2014-cghq

This is also likely to be Valerie's finalized outfit design. (a full body pic will come later). I didn't go for a stained glass design this time so that I could achieve the lighting effect I wanted. And Dynamic Lighting for a Stain glass would be a nightmare to draw. Maybe next time.

Valerie's bio can be read here: https://www.weasyl.com/submission/1181748/succubi-sisters-valerie-2015-cghq

Valerie Gust (c) Kwame A. Fletcher a.k.a Kyanbu
artwork by Kyanbu
D-Universe, Dash Saga, D-Resonate © Kyanbu