maybe, it's better in FULL VIEW ^_^
Drawn without any reference
Tools used: black pen, black marker, colored pencils, colored pens and silver metallic sign pen
CATANIMA: the Fiery Pumpkin Monster
HOW I CAME UP WITH THIS CHARACTER:
> General description: I wanted her to be fierce and creepy-looking as much as possible with a little "sexy" factor, too. I was planning to draw her in a standing position but my sketch pad dimensions will not allow her to fit (this, I realized after drawing half of her body) so I had a solution: to draw her in a straddling/sitting position.
> the Name: CATAMINA (pronounced as KAH-DUH-MEE-NAH, the stress is on the third syllable ^^) I already thought of the name before drawing her. That time, the word catalysis was lingering in my mind and I was thinking of the lead female character in Dracula: Dead and Loving It (hilarious movie!), whose name is Mina. So yeah, Catamina comes from the word catalysis and the name of that character, Mina.
>Body Parts/Outfit: since she is fiery inside and out, perhaps a flashy red dress would fit her, but must be torn at the bottom hem to add to that 'old dress' effect...
*the Head---the inner part is composed of a flaming ball (which we could consider as her brain?) XD
*the Limbs---I could say her limbs are a bit "patched-up" so she has to use those belts to keep them in tact. She actually lurks in cemeteries/mausoleums, and yep, she is some kind of a "body-snatcher." I don't want to elaborate but she chooses a lady's body as her "container."
*the Hands-- She has some kind of "leafy" hands, composed of thick black sap (which we might consider as her blood) which is very flammable. those splatters of black sap are shown in the drawing
*the Four Tails--attached to her lumbar area are four tails with leafy "thingies," as extra source of that flammable sap
*the Boots---yeah, one of a kind ; you will find no boots like this in the world (because I designed them
) ('wish I could have one exactly like these) ^^ ; I thought it must be cool, leather black, rugged and has some kind of accessories on it. I really love coloring these!
So, there she is! ^^
this is a contest entry for the Design a Halloween Character Contest:# Team Pumpkins...^^
win or lose, I would still be very happy that I got the chance to create this character and let the world know of her XD I never really paid attention to contest announcements ever before (due to hectic work sched) except last month, Lol!((i'm on leave anyway!) contests are really exciting and for me, they are motivations to create more artworks!
they serve as a challenges as well, so that you can improve your skills ( esp if the deadline is near, you need to work out your mind to come up with everything, draw as swiftly as possible and at the same time, being careful not to mess up the details)
have a nice day everyone!