The WWOEC Woman of the Month for February 2016 is Dr. Vahlen from the X-COM games. I have never played these games, as they’re pretty far removed from my tastes, so this will probably be the only time I draw anything connected to them.
I drew this towards the start of the month and decided to go ahead and finish the colors to get it out of the way. I attempted to experiment with colors and lighting some, based on the way her lab area was lit in the YouTube clips I found of her. While I’m not 100% satisfied with the results, I am overall pretty happy with how it turned out. Since the character design in X-COM is a lot more understated than what I usually I draw, I did my best to contextualize the character through lighting, background, and the inclusion of her tablet.
I know very little about this game, other than that is had aliens in it. I considered pairing her with an alien (or aliens), but decided I didn’t want to dedicate the time to researching the game’s aliens. Instead, I decided to let her get gangbanged by her fellow scientists, which seemed less time-consuming.