I've been drawing a collection of animal pirates, here are the majority of the initial pen lines and basic gradients for the latest character.
It always looks so weird at this stage but that's kinda what makes the process so magical for me. Vector art can take so much longer than a painting and sometimes I regret doing detailed parts in vector, but at least the final result looks amazing and always seems worth the effort in the end.
I love her, :D can't wait to see how she turns out in the end!
Thumbs and foundation of the background and outer circle. Not long now my sweet! :D