Battler Art – Shayde

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I’d been bouncing around the idea for Shayde for a while, the first time she appeared was during the bounty hunter arc, and at that time looked substantially different in some of my sketches.  Felix, the bumbling bounty hunter, ended up winning, so Shayde got shelved for a while.  This latest poll she came back quite strong.

For this art I had Shayde already drawn up for a different project, so it wasn’t too difficult to pull in that line art and clean it up.

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She went a bit more ninja than bounty hunter, but I figured both of those worked together pretty well.

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For colors I wanted her extras to be nice and bold.  Also, her hair 😉

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Lasso tool and my hard light shader brush achieved most of the final coloring scheme.

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Did a bit of overpainting and colored lines, and she is done!

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Bonus: here is a new sketch of Felix on the same page.  I thought I would make him SLIGHTLY more normal instead of just absurdly over the top (in the wrong way).

Go vote on their next adventure and bounty target!

About the author: Michael is a Sci-Fi/Fantasy Illustrator and concept artist. He specializes in monsters, characters, weapons, armor, and epic environments.

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