Had so much fun painting this! Thanks everyone who were watching me paint in Livestream today and all!
Anyways! At first this was coing to be totally random art about a tiger. I had tiger refs and pictures in front of me but when I started sketching I got an idea of a male sphinx!
I have never seen one painted before and wanted to paint one. so I started. After few hours of painting I got an idea from my friend that I could draw little flame inside that lantern. It became a little will-o'-the-wisp!
Now there is random ninja samurai male sphinx guarding his dear will-o'-the-wisp. This couple makes an awsome character and I may even draw them more. :3
Photoshop CS3 and Wacom intuos 4
it took 9 hours in total to paint. all done in one layer