I get to post here now. 8D So exciting!
For those who don't know me yet - hello! I work on a lot of CI illustrations and items, but I've been doing so remotely. I was recently hired at Gaia HQ and I'm so flattered and excited to join this extremely talented team. ^__^
I usually post the artwork I do on my journal, so this might be a bit redundant. But I do have this full picture of the Ringmaster that I've never posted anywhere, so perhaps this is a good place to put it.
Some of you guys have pointed out that only his head is visible, but in fact without facepaint I don't think even his face is visible! That would be kind of freaky too though, don't you think? Just eyes and his cheshire-like grin. It's kind of funny for me to imagine him putting on makeup.
There was also a period where I was having trouble deciding what colors I should make him, and I went through these possibilities.
I was extremely attracted to the vintage-y feel that I got with the yellow-tinted whites in the gold version, but the pink touches added a lot of whimsy that I liked too. After some feedback from the rest of the artists though, I obviously settled on the gold version. His item set would be more versatile that way too! Win/Win, right?