Coming by due to the Suvudu Cage match. I really like the blades on her fingers, the art style you used really helped to almost hide them in the illustration. Critique: The gun seems wrong, or at least not how I envisioned it (so totally subjective). The eyes though, that really hurts this one. Her wrap around, implanted, mirror shades are such a part of her character, and a part of the whole Cyberpunk look/genre that her not having them, us able to see her eyes when even her lover Case never did? Her eyes not being exposed, being protected and unknowable, is really a part of who she is. Mysterious, distant, withdrawn, damaged, cool and confident, unable to cry, and more. Don't get me wrong, it's a solid piece, but it can't be great, cause those eyes can be seen.
Thanks for the comment Just let me explain about the eyes, I think it's causing a lot of confusion, her eyes are actually covered but I took the liberty to make them much smaller than the original, for esthetical purposes. I couldn't make them look nice as big as they should be.
Always thought her eyes would stand out more with them implants. And maybe a little bit more shiny leathery clothes.. But since that has all been done a good golly miss Molly Millions times and is totally impractical i really prefer your style!
This picture is what inspired me to teach myself to draw, so that I can realise my own cyberpunk characters on a page and really put some flavour into my RPG settings :-D
Molly is exactly how I imagined her in the books, and I love that you've put the 'punk' into 'cyberpunk', which so many others seem to forget. The mods are subtle, but noticeably there, exactly how it should be; obvious enough for the street cred but having echoes of the original, natural nails. The mirrorshades are set back into her sockets, rather than over the surface like too many Molly pictures are, and I think it works far better.
In short, I love it!
I'm going to be practicing hard over the summer, trying to get some basic level of skill before my girlfriend buys me an A4 graphics tablet for my birthday, so that I can draw to my heart's content without wasting paper or making mess. I also prefer the style people tend to develop with tablets, building up the layers of shade and highlight using steadily smaller brushes; those methods appeal to me.
I find that I can never get decent results on paper, whereas digital work just... seems more natural for me. I guess I dislike how 'messy' traditional media are, with all the washing brushes and messing around smudging stuff...
Right now I'm doodling in any spare minute I've got, using an application on my DS; I'm finding it really useful ^_^
Absolutely a stunning capturing of one of my favorite heroines from literature. Absolutely stunning. I love the expression on her face and the fact that it's not finished lends so much more to it, in my opinion.
YTcyberpunkFeatured By OwnerMay 2, 2009Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome! This must be Molly before she got her lenses implanted. But otherwise, this captures her personality and the whole mood of Neuromancer (at least how I pictured it). I like the details on her outfit, and I also like how you did the claws.
Thanks! I have made a very hard decision about Molly's shades in this drawing. I know that they much bigger then I made, but I decided to make them covering her eyes only (under the eyelids, unlike the novel) so I could capture her expression. Unfortunately it probably wouldn't work on a movie or game because one of her main caracteristics is her lack of emotion in the eyes.
yeaahhh fuckin awesome!! como vc fez essas construções no fundo??? uauuu *_________* ela ta maravilhosa, eu nao sei quem é (ignorante-mor) mas esse cabelo ficou DEMAIS, super solto, adorei muito!! beijaoo!