A twisted homage to the Mona Lisa
A sketchy character taken from the MMO game World of Warcraft, inspired by classic portrait art for private poster printing.
This painting was supposed to be left in a little "rougher" state than usual to remind viewers of old portraits. I started with a sketch from an in-game reference.
Like with most of my fantasy paintings, I started out with a sketch I shaded in greyscale. Since this painting doesn't have a lot of different colors, it was quite easy to colorize it.
With these steps of my work you can see it was intended to be a tad darker and a little more evil than I ended up with. I took a small turn and made it a little softer and friendlier before finishing.