For this week's Splinterlands contest, I started out drawing ice pixie but I drew the eyes too well and didn't want to add the gaussian blur.
So, I switched to River Nymph. Her lore says that she stays underwater so I created a transparent mask with bubbles and foam.
This was drawn in Krita using my Wacom tab.
I began with a basic outline
Then did various iterations of colorize mask
I tend to create compoenents separately. Esp hair which is time consumin..
began with shading
Drew eyes and er half eyebrows :P (covered in bangs)
Made a mask for underwater and used the color blending mode. The brushes used are the texture ones in Krita. Those are the floating eyebrows :P