I think I may have a running theme of strong female leads happening. Portal, Korra, and now Marceline. I dig it. Something about how I drew Marceline felt cool. I know a large head isn't anything original but the shapes resonate somehow.
It was interesting doing this painting because I rendered it in pencil and then scanned it in for tone and colour overlays. I had Dave Rapoza's process PSD's open, as a teaching resource, while applying the first colours. I ended up having to go in and paint more than I thought I would but it was still cool trying to go through a different set process.
A great take-away was that pencil can make a pretty decent cotton texture. Throwing THAT in the ol' brain bank.
I have the pencil drawing and original crummy thumnails/doodles up on my Tumblr