Art #6: Bashful Mimosa
Hello everyone! Hoping you have a nice day, it's been raining here the whole afternoon. I'm sharing with you now my new OC - the Bashful Mimosa. I got inspired by the creativity of rinotuna on Instagram in designing his characters based on random things/plants/animals.
Bashful Mimosa is a sensitive plant that closes its leaves when touched. It's commonly called "Makahiya" here, in fact, I only learned the English term of it today while I was searching for a reference image. And I usually found this plant beside the road.
I started the sketch with paper and pen as this is much faster than sketching on the small screen of my phone. Imported it on Medibang and made a few adjustments using the mesh-control tool and started coloring her. I copied this way of process from my friend here @solumviz
In coloring, I started with the base color, then added the lights and shadow. I was having a hard time thinking about what to design with her shirt, I spent an hour scrolling on Pinterest looking for design references it took me longer because I don't know what to search exactly, I mean, I don't know what kind of style/shirt is this. In the end, I chose to proceed with stripes.
After going with the details, I retraced the lineart and after an hour of retracing and almost to the finish line... medibang crashed😬(along with my passion to do lineart again lol). After that, I place the flower on her ears, then imported it into Lightroom for the finishing touch.
App: Medibang Paint, Lightroom