Painting progress update… You can see both the linework stage and the first pass on the background “stage” – I’m following the methodology I’ve seen in other amazing artists’ work, like Nomi Chi (who also tattoo’d my shoulder)
I might add a bit more ‘darkness’ or at least touch up the transition in the left side, as well as make a sharper rise in brightness of the glow around the heart. It’ll be tricky and require photoreference, but that heart will look like it’s got a molten/superhot core.
Yes I’m aware at how … gothy? Metal? The subject is, but what the hell – this is for my enjoyment!