This is Nefris, a mummy character of mine who's lover (deceased) was a priest of Anubis.
This is a new style and technique for me. I was trying to emulate Erte', a fashion and graphic designer from the 20's and 30's. This was a time when Art Deco was all the rage.
Erte's style was very flat with the barest of shading. He used mostly lines and shapes to convey depth. His backgrounds were mostly non-existent, but sometimes he added a design element or two. His subjects were long and lean, much like the skinny flapper girls that were in vogue at the time.
Despite the fact that it looks simple, it actually took me forever to do this piece! I'm not even sure if I'm happy with it. It sucks compared to Erte's real work, imo. I think I added too much shading, as a matter of fact. Bleh.
I want to know what you guys think. I could use a critique, but I wanted you to be somewhat familiar with Erte's style before you offered your thoughts on the piece.
Thanks all! : )