This is a drawing that I started about a year and a half ago when we were working on a steampunk vs. cyberpunk style game at DM. This was a warmup sketch that I did when I was working on some character designs for the game. This particular sketch was of Aegis – and anime character who has mechanized legs and guns for arms. I really liked the brass looking shoulders and hips – a decidedly steampunk style. I took the image used in the cover of this story and drew her from another angle. From the initial sketch, I saved out a series of steps showing how I draw and color this type of illustration. I have never been a big fan of the big anime eyes thing, so I ‘westernized’ her a bit, but I’m not sure the new eyes fit.
Unfortunately, the game was eventually killed, but I still got to work on a bunch of illustrations in this style before we moved on to the next big thing!