Saturday, June 13, 2009
After much deliberation and pulling of hair over the background, I think I'll have to settle with this particular background. Not because I think it's the best one for this pic, but because I am unable to find anything better.
I has been a very long time since I have drawn any pinup with lingerie. Surprisingly one of the characters I have yet to draw in lingerie was KP, and I have been drawing her for years. It seems quite fitting that I make this lingerie pic the best I possibly can.
The pose was inspired by Lynne Naylor, and the color was chosen after a long process of color switching. I originally tried light purple, to light blue. These colors never seemed to go well with the background colors or with KP herself. I also tried black and semi-transparent black, but they obscure important details and lines that accentuate shape and form. White was a sudden strike of awe as it helps bring out her blush more and makes the contrast between her skin easy on the eyes. White also gives a very delicate feel to a lady that can kick your butt in 16 styles of Kung Fu and makes her appear very inviting instead.
I had to decide on how strongly I wanted to apply the blush on her skin. I didn't want to make it too dark as it would make her look embarrassed, so I made it the lightest possible, which is enough to be seen and gives her a look of mildly blushed arousal.
I am very happy with how I have handled her arms and legs, most importantly at her joints. Her elbows don't lose their shape and the knees are finely curved. They don't have rugged sharp-edged appearances and adds to the delicateness of her body frame.