Kiki with a Parasol

This splash began as a color study of Monet’s Woman with a Parasol. After yearsof forcing myself to use very little detail and effects in order to focus on the basics, I tried to introduce them back to my art, and it gradually became character/design focused. This time I decided to make sure Kiki’s cybernetic/robotic nature were properly showcased to live up to her name sake. I gave Kiki mechanical joints and exposed her body frames, used translucent parts in her hair, ears and tail, with a flash, plasticky multi-layered transparent-reflective skirt.