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The Moon Miner's Daughter by JessiBeans The Moon Miner's Daughter by JessiBeans
CHOW # 92 - The Miner's Daughter

The challenge was a Miner's Daughter, her three brothers were killed in the mines, the family has fallen on hard times, and now she needs to go out into the world and make her own way. She's not a miner, per se, but growing up around it, it's fair to say she knows her way around a pick axe (and a ginormous one at that)

I decided to be a little different on this one and make her a MOON miner's daugter. You know, steam-punky alien goodness. Or something like that.
Worked on this at FaerieCon International to keep myself busy, but ended up talking more than painting. Cause, you know... us Oyhenarts hate to talk.

One of my other ones (The Fairy is a Gangsta, yo) actually won the CHOW challenge last week, which means I am this week's host. If you'd like to participate, pop on over to CA in the Character of the Week Forum (I'm JessiBean on there, and my challenge is Yin & Yang)
:D :D :D

2H and HB pencil on Bristol Board, Colored in Photoshop CS3 with my PRECIOUSSSSSSSS
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Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Awesome!!! Love Her Outfit Design...
goldminer43 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
coal miners dauther nock off
Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
Dear tattereddreams
Your Wonderful art work ... is selected to get in...Action-Portraits...:)
If you agree...!!!
WickedPrince Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
Really interesting and cute character. :)
Ku-Cae Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
Ahaha. That sign cracks me up.
eddiepenguin Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
I love this image. The combination of steampunk and alien with that attitude is wonderful. I particularly enjoy the boots and gloves, and therefore the design of the hands and feet. The lamppost signs are also a nice touch!
BornPessimist Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the steam-punk look you gave her.
Yaslina Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful image
Love her outfit
CallThePatentOffice Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009
is her name Clementine? lol
nice job
Aoifa Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
Great design ^^
Talzgir Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008
So when you scan in you original sketch do you keep the original static and noise from the paper or do you layer on more texturing. It looks fantastic either way, but I'm just wondering how you get that rich and more impotantly natural texture without it seeming dirty. Cause I always find when I import textures they look fake but when I keep the original static it looks like a bloody mess. The two things I think are really stunning in this are the knees (I know who looks at kness 0_o) and her shirt, spot on detailing
Fayth-in-flyght Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
Does she mine meat by any chance?

Nice work :D
ImAGirlNamedMichael Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If I lose 30 pounds I'm having that outfit made for me!
RennGent Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
Absolutely amazing. A wonderful execution of the theme and a fantastic twist.
IrisAyame Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, this is like WoW meets Steampunk. I love it!
LuvLoz Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the sign in the background. The little alien touches are great.
dubdotherdain Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
"...The lunar miner stirs in his converted canister,
For it's 7 days of sun shine and 7 more to go..."
BeckyNutt92 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007
gorgeous details, wonderful piece.
actingmak Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007
Head over heals for her outfit! Very steampunk!
Levine99 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007
what is this CA thing? i'd like to check it out, but i have no idead what it is.
fear-my-pencil Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007
That's really cool :D I like the concept of a moon miner's daughter.
pikimomo Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007
oh, yeah?! w-well.........

ms-dracon777 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007
alian hotness, cool. i wonder wat its like to get hit on up there? o.O
knightmare75 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007
Great female minor drawing.
the-pink-angel Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007  Student
Such a cool idea, and you have such an incredible interpretation! The colors are amazing.
twp3pf2 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
Ah, the pick-axe, the gun, the boots ... I'm impressed in a typically male and chauvinistic fashion.
pavati Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007
coool ieda!!!
jimena22 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007
hehe, cool i reckognized this from when you were working on it at FaerieCon. Nice work, as usual. Like her feet.
Nonosama Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007  Student Filmographer
wow good idea.....

I like the fact that the distance of the earth "don't bother" XD
Easternwind Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007
I love, LOVE the style you used here. I hate how so much of my photoshop work looks like it was squeezed out of a tube. Its so smooth and ...dead. This on the other hand has texture! life! attitude!
I completly understand if you want to keep your secrets and tricks to yourself, but would you ever consider doing a tutorial on this or a similar work? :please:
TKGentry Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful design and mood :ahoy:
hawkeye Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007
Awesome piece, I just love your coloring.
dufa-lins Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007   Digital Artist
love the colors!!!!
ozrics-tentacle Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007
i'm sure i've said this before, but your talent is boundless...
JessiBeans Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
you do my wicked little heart and ego good

it is only for having had such a wonderful must all these years.
ozrics-tentacle Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007
i am your most humble servant ;)

DeEP-Gluttony Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007
great, i like her feets
MevTheDreamer Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007   Digital Artist
It's finished! It came out really nice = D

Aw man, your CHOW topic sounds great, too bad I won't have time to attempt it. I should work on my style more before I get into that stuff anyway...
Insane-smiles Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007
super cool!!!! lovely detail i love her gears hehe :P
RainbowKatalys Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007
I like this a lot.

She looks so proud and sturdy, like a miner should.

Yet she holds an elegance of a woman about her.

Havunakkah Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007
Amazing outfit!
xx-Momoko-xx Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007
Hah! "Earth = Don't Bother" XD
krashark Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
She reminds me of someone from the Jak and Daxter games. Very nice.
fairycthulu Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007
Really awesome design work and details, very creative...I like it very much
Epic-Dude Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007
very niice :D
buuten Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007
overall amazing design!
kinkei Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
trully amazing work
DizzyTenshi Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007
Wow! That's awesome!
I really like the idea that shes at a cross road. ^^
"Don't Bother" heehee.

Great lighting too! I love her outfit design, Steam Punk mixed with alien is something I've never seen. <3
Dyingroseofsanity Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great lighting and anatomy. looks awesome
ClarissaB Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007
Awesome work :)
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