When I first drew this Kali piece I was very pleased and thought it was one of my better projects and illustrations. A year later after looking at it, I saw many flaws. Things that as a younger artist I didn't notice, or I simply didn't want to address. There were issues with her anatomy and subtleties in her pose that I reworked.
Normally I am lazy and dont want to redraw a piece but I am learning that redrawing is better than piecing a poorly drawn illustration back together.
I started with redrawing the anatomy. I am a Frank Cho fan.. scratch that DISCIPLE so my initial structure is heavily influenced by his work.
I tend to think my blue lines look better than my final drawings
I also really like inks over blue line pencils, to me it looks cool.
Final digital inks
I added a tonal value study to get by base values
I then added some general lighting and shadows, followed by tonal adjustments for hue.
My personal critique is that some of my shadows are still too muddy and dark
Comparing my original illustration to my current, the anatomical differences are now glaring
Getting in close you can see how lazy my inks were. Now they are still lazy but getting more professional looking.