Another from Scroll of the Monk
, the recently released supplement for White Wolf's Exalted
RPG. This one actually took two tries... it illustrates an ability in which the character concentrates and sees the myriad futures beyond their next move.
The character is one of the series named entities; Ahn-Aru, Sad Ivory, Chosen of the Maiden of Endings. Unfortunately I only had one image (from the main gamebook) to use as a design reference, but I think I did all right. I wish the tone artist had taken the time to do the same, 'cause he might have seen that the front part of her hair is white (hence the delineation line you can see in the pencils).
Aside from that error, I think the tones make it look pretty smooth. Credit those to Jeff Simpson.
The initial sketch was drawn in red pencil, same as usual, but for some reason I only have the greyscale version on file. Check out the Scraps for some of the designs that went with the initial version of this same illustration.