Unfortunantly this character wont be appearing in the comic book for a while. Loba is only introduced in the books in Defiance, and for the moment the comic book is still only in the early chapters of Outsider. But I wanted to draw her anyway, and I wasn’t about to wait till she appeared in the books. Besides, I’m probably going to change her hair before that and re-draw it so that her curls are much tighter and wilder.
I started off with the Cretacolour pencils and then over that used a selection of pan pastels. I’ve been using a combination of brushes for this part lately, some denser ‘c’ shaped makeup brushes to press the basic skin colours into the paper, and then a fluffier water colour brush to apply the highlights on the skin.
What I used:
It was quite fun to play around with the eyebrows on this one too. Loba is one of those fierce and stubborn characters, and I don’t know about you but I always imagine those kind of characters with thick Audrey-esque eyebrows. Thin eyebrows never seem to suit them very much.
I also played around with using pan pastels for the hair. I still need to practice around with with using pan pastels for hair a bit more, especially for tightly curled hair, but I love the effect it gives! I ended up getting the hang of it more in the Yrsa Gull portrait which I drew right after this one. I think at some point I might have to do a few hair studies with the pan pastels and experiment with drawing different hair types, especially if I want to re-drew Loba with tighter curls.