Tuesday, June 25, 2013

"Nina"- Emperor's New Groove Color Practice

Back again with another color test!

It's another Sandro Cleuzo drawing, this time of an unused character from The Emperor's New Groove, named Nina.

She was hard. Girls are hard. Metal is hard. I could probably keep fiddling with it, but it's time to move on.

Part of the reason I find girls harder to paint is that people tend to use so few lines to define their features-- because, draw too many lines and they look aged, unhealthy, or just unappealing. But what that means is that the three-dimensionality of many forms is largely left up to the imagination...

For example, here's a little behind-the-scenes view of one of the early ways I interpreted her face (on the right). It wasn't working for me, and I'm glad I pushed forward.



  1. It looks great, Lindsey! Beautifully done.

    1. Thank you, Sandro! It means a lot to hear you say so