Now in colour! Thanks for chillin with me while I worked on this last night. I think next time I'll try it on my ipad and see if I can stream from there cuz I wasted a lot of time trying to re-figure out/get frusterated with CSP haha!
Sebaire is my Monk (Way of the Open Hand), and Mammon is Behr's Fighter (Eldritch Knight).
I was thinking maybe I'd start going into a bit more of my process on my posts here if anyone wants to read it? Feedback if you guys enjoy it or not would be appreciated!
For their posing I tried to get a flow through both of their bodies - seen below with the green line following through their tails, trying to bring it in a little closer with their bodies ontop of the kiss itself. I also wanted Sebaire to feel light and springy - Mammon is a lot taller than him so Seb has to rear up a little to be able to reach, teehee! It also shows a little of their dynamic, I think, that Seb is happy to accomodate and Mammon is sort of more solid and strong (and perhaps a bit stubborn? heehee!).
Another thing I had in mind was the tilts of their heads. Sort of pushing Seb's lively joy by having his ear tilted up, and his eyes on an up curve, contrasted by Mammon's ear tilted down and his more passionate eye curved down.
Most of my colouring process is putting down flats, then putting shadows/hightlights on colour overlays/mulitply and generally dicking around with the layer effects. I added reflected light from each other on them - so Seb has Mammon's warm reds reflected on him, and Mammon has Seb's cool blues/purples reflected onto him. Tying them into each other not only through the posing of the kiss, but through their colouring as well.
Another thing with the colours is that this scene takes place at night, but I like the soft warm pastel-feel that kisses seem to embody. Seb should be about 20-30% darker but I lightened him up to get that softness in the moment I was going for.
That's it! If you read all the way to here let me know your thoughts if I should keep doing this kind of thoughts behind my work. Thanks! :)