So... one night I was talking to *Icymasamune
and we both decided that we ought to do the "Kick Your Own Ass" meme and revisit our first deviations ever submitted to DA.
Well, this is one of my first. I have two specific deviations that I submitted within days of each other, so I decided to do both. Mostly I wanted to redo this one because I can remember being so gosh-darn proud when I finished it, that now as I look at it, I laugh at myself.
Back then I thought the smudge tool was sooooooo cool and that blending modes finished a piece of artwork. Oh what a fool I was. I also thought the curves tool was way to difficult to understand and that the only way to soften edges of a shadow was to use the smudge tool or the Guassian blur filter.
So anyway, here we have my updated version of "Angel in Fire" Using the word "fire" more as a color palette choice than a literal word.
It's still not done. I've just finished laying down the basic shadows and colors. Next the plan is to go in, adjust and fix the lines that I want to keep, then paint over the whole thing, adding in highlights and other things.