AAAAARRRRRRRHHHHARHARHARHAR FINALLEH!! Finally! Finally! Finally after so long i have a full painting! <: D Aight i've got quite a migraine right now so i can't really type much D: SO enjoy this while i go rest my head for abit <: D ciaoo!
It almost seems like the rain could be real, like I could go outside and it would be pouring rain like that, but it works well with the stylized figure at the focal point. I can't really explain it well, but I love the kind of contrast of semi-realistic rain and the almost comic or manga outlining of the character and figure. If that makes sense? All in all, another job well done.
Have you ever considered making a comic or something similar using your characters? I always get this feeling that there's some kind of story or idea behind the paintings you make and i'd love to get to experience those stories somehow.
Actually yeah i want to make a comic or graphic novel out of them but right now i don't really have the time or funds to do so D: Any idea how to get started at least? Or do you know how these comic artists get started? D:
ah, sadly I don't. well, not any concrete surefire way anyways. I know that there's plenty of online workshops out there where you can get training and tips on how to create a comic though i can't really say which ones are trust worthy or not. Then of course there's the issues of financially providing for the comic's production costs and deciding whether you want to do online digital releases or actually sell physical copies (both methods requiring different approaches at publication I'm sure). For the financial part, well, you already have a pretty solid fanbase so I'm sure something like a kickstarter would be a good avenue to get that innitial money you need to bring your project to light.
while i can't provide you with any solid in formation on what path to take if you want to make a comic, what i CAN do is point you towards people who can.
Nebezial here on deviant art is a published and experienced traditional comic book artist and storyboard writer, if anyone can give you tips on getting in the industry, I'm sure he could. Here's his devant art page [link] I'm sure just showing him some of your art (if he hasn't come ac it already, which he very well might have considering how yoru works are frequently on the front page) should be enough to demonstrate that you at the very least have the artistic skill required to make a successful comic.
another person you might look into contacting, especially if you're more interested in the idea of doing web releases is Yan "Kern" Gagné, writer and lead artist of the popular webcomic Drowtales. the comic is composed of full pages of completely colored characters that are released on an almost daily basis (compared to most comics that are either in black or white or in flat colors or use a simplified artstyle and still only release about 1-3 times a week depending on their strip sizes). He collaborates with several assistants that he knows both IRL and over the internet to produce high quality, high quantity work that has gathered quite an online following and has even inspired some canonized fan works. he and his collaborators down at the drowtales site [link] and its forum [link] should provide several useful tips as well.
here is the drowtales deviant art page too for good measure [link]
I hope all of this helps you on your way in at least some way,shape or form. I'd love to see a comic of your own creation come to life in a few years because of this ^^.