As I've been doing more drawing, I've started trying to improve in areas that I'm weak in. I can draw a superhero relatively easily but I'm terrible at drawing women and I'm terrible at drawing backgrounds. So, with the aid of a few YouTube videos, I set out to do an illustration of Ziyi from Switch/blade and capture a sense of the futuristic Hong Kong cityscape.
I took my time, working on a two-point perspective and using a Bowen Black Widow statue as reference for Ziyi.
I started building the city around her and really that was the toughest part - working out what the buildings looked like. I had a visit to Doha that was quite inspiring as what they are building there is quite cyberpunk in its own way.
As I began inking, I think I lost some of the softness of Ziyi's face and the shape of her face suffered.
I'm really pleased with the finished version despite its flaws because it shows progress. As a start point for the next level of drawing, I think I've done OK. My favourite part is actually the parts of the city in the far distance. The nearer buildings either need more detail of less! Lets see how the next one goes!