So I've been working on this for about...3 years. Yeah, I'm that lazy. The vector's coming along fine and dandy but I'm stumped on what to do with the background. I initially wanted him rising out of water but that's kinda out of my skill level.
This is where I'm currently at.
Ignore the pointiness/weird shape of the flames; those were madly scribbled with the Freeform Pen Tool as reference. I'll smooth them out.
Of course, the original res is much higher than this. This is like 40% of the size I'm working on. Lemme know if you need a bigger version.
Yes, the hand will be done in excruciating detail.
Manga page: started from the bottom now I'm here.
- should I get rid of the blue tips of the flames?
- do I need to add anything on the left? it feels empty.
- if yes, wat?
- is the fadeout effect good? better alternatives?
- texture or leave it smooth?