Two Livejournal friends of mine are collaborating on a novel, and one of them commissioned this painting of a scene from it as a present for the other.
I made my boyfriend pose for both of the characters, with a kitchen knife for Ross, and with an over-the-shoulder vacuum cleaner for Mia and her flamethrower. I am a very good girlfriend because I am not posting the pictures of him doing so. (No, he was not dressed as either of them, before you ask.)
Anyway. Done in Photoshop and Painter - PS for the sketch and coloring, Painter for the B&W rendering. I colored it by layering colors over the B&W in PS and using various layer blending modes to simulate colored glazes.
Characters and story copyright 2010 Rachel Manija Brown and Sherwood Smith.