As I'm currently working on some horror paintings, my mind has needed a little break, so I'd decided to pick up an idea that I'd shelved for a while: my version of San.
I had so much fun creating Howl from Howl's Moving Castle in a previous article, that it really fired me up to watch more films from Studio Ghibli and put down on paper how I imagine these animated characters to look in 'real life.' I tend to work from various images to help reference what I see in my mind (life models are hard to come by!), and all this builds to the foundation sketch of the painting.
I'm quite annoyed with myself that I only took a picture of the initial sketch with my phone! It's a bad habit that I'm trying to shake off, so this is the only image I have... wah!
Anyways, I shall leave you with the process of my work, and hope you enjoy!
Thank you for looking, and I hope I did her justice!