This is fabulous! The rain coming off the ears and the chin is fabulous, and the wetted hair is probably my favorite part. Excellent shading, and dat rain! Awesome expression, and the eyes are very catching. Thank you so much for letting me commission you! I love this!
I adore your style, it's simplistic in method -all smooth lines and soft shapes- but just like disney you give it depth and make it incredibly interesting with the shading and expressions.
I love the background, the rain especially (How do you do that? >_>) and something about her eyes just pop. The only critique I have is that her neck looks a bit too thick, it makes her head look a little too small, but otherwise I think it's stunning, amazing atmosphere :3
Thanks so much for the comments - and the input, too.
For the rain, I make a single rain brush, and then edit it for scatter in the brush palette in PhotoShop. I make two rain layers, one in front of the character, and one behind, setting the opacity of the layers to really low, like 10-20%. The rain itself is done in white. <3 I then duplicate each of the rain layers and add a Gaussian blur to each of them to make the slight blurred effect. ^^
And thanks for the crit, too. :3 I think you're right ... I think the bottom part of the neck might have gone out too much.
Must everything you create be pure magic?? Everything you've done since I started watching you is amazing! I watch a lot of people, but you're probably the only one I look forward to seeing in my inbox! Not sure how you do it, but definitely keep it up!
I'm not sure what it is about your style that I adore so much...honestly, I think it might be something as simple as the flawless lineart. It's always smooth with an elegant simplicity that makes me so jealous!!