My first digital painting with a drawing tablet! It was lots of fun... whilst also being a pain the arse.
But its finished and thats the main thing.
Making the wing patterns symmetrycal was probably the hardest thing but I knew it would look odd otherwise.
And i gave up and did a fairly simply backdrop becuase I was tired and because i didn't want to detract attention away from the banshee/ikran itself.
Really happy with how it turned out overall - and i finally found a reason to use the solar flare in Photoshop! Neat, huh?
Ikran and Avatar (c) James Cameron