This is a quick illustration done for the december part of the [url=http://kanuka76.deviantart.com/journal/11985777/]DrowInside Calendar[/url] by [url=http://kanuka76.deviantart.com]Kanuka76 on DeviantART[/url]
[url=http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/4407/closeupsokyf8.jpg]Closeups[/url] (size : 55% except for the face which is 30%)
Wacom Intuos 3A4
Original size : 3450px * 10630px, 300 dpi
18 hours approximately.
And now, time for a stupid cute story which adds nothing to the painting :
Lakkenäa is listening to Snowball telling her where she can adopt an other snowdragon (and a specific one by the way : he fell in love with a pretty she-dragon and wants her to be his girlfriend ! ), hence her little smile.
And no, she's not cold, there's some fire behind her and let's pretend she's using magic to feel warm (actually, I was quite tired when I started painting this so I guess my brain was not really working when I put an almost naked woman under snow… Maybe these "dark elves" don't feel cold ? *cough*I know, it's lame*cough*)
I hope you'll like it :)
I know it's still a bit sketchy, but I was already late to give it to Kanuka76 since the official deadline was over :/
I may refine it someday when I have free time though, so constructive critiques are very welcome !