she is a bit boyshly slim (fashion-model-looking more likely) wich i admit is a one of my many professional bugs.. (i'll tell you all about it sometime or other ) Lee described her as slim i may have taken that a bit too literally
That's interesting. Raises an issue that I meant to bring up with you at some point, particularly because you are a female illustrator; -the whole 'female body image' in entertainment, thing.
Do you tend to style your female characters this way because that's what most clients expect? I imagine that might be the case, and it would get on your nerves.
I respect artists like Frazetta or Frank Cho, who lean towards the more curvy frames. Still objectifying women, I guess, but at least their women don't look like poster girls for eating disorders! Maybe the high sexy factor is what got them through the skinny screen.
When we put in the order, we asked Alessia to keep her as close to realistic as possible. We specifically asked for realism and to an extent modesty in things such as breast size. Our aim isn't to be sexy - we're more concerned with the character and honesty of the piece.
The outcome of this image is one of the reasons we love working with Ale. She gives you exactly what you want. Excellent job!
No need to convince me that Alessia is an outstanding artist. That much has always been obvious. In my humble opinion, I considered this particular anatomy as straying from realism and veering towards stylization. Just curious about the philosophy behind what seems to be a consistent trend in her female characters. This case is even more interesting because female artists with her unique skill sets, and level of expertise are exceptionally rare.