Digital pencil sketch of a female figure.
Drawing Delilah (no, not Running Delilah, though that may have been where I got the name) was fun. At this stage in my artistic development I was starting to do a few things right, like drawing from photo reference for a (meta)human figure, and drawing at a larger size (higher resolution) than the final version shown here.
I remember this as one of the early drawings where I made use of reference. Drawing from a reference photo (probably a magazine) was a new thing for me at the time; it felt like it had to be cheating somehow. Nevertheless I had trouble getting proportions correct, and obviously the hair was a disaster. Then there was my inexplicable choice of presentation; it probably seemed like a good idea at the time to use some Photo-Paint effects.
I do feel that this piece works to show my skills progression, compared to others before and after it in my timeline.
Ah, an early experiment in photo manipulation with Corel Photo-Paint. Making her face into the black-blue-green-red of an oil slick was fun, as my little way of getting one step closer (so it seemed at the time) to the superlative techno style of Rick Berry. Too bad the rest of the piece is so lackluster.
Rick Berry has long been one of my art idols, and his cover to Neuromancer, along with a few of his other works, were part of the inspiration for this image.