So I decided to do a bit of a character portrait for my interpretation of Oberon the Fairy King. Originally, I was planning to finish this character in shades of blue, but as I contemplated what type of butterfly wings I should use for the fairy king, I came to realize it was probably most fitting to use Monarch wings. So I changed this character's colour palate to one that was more autumnal. I also decided he should be a red-head in that case. I took some inspiration for this character from the Tolkien elves, since I wanted him to have that sort of lovely, other worldly look. I also incorporated some elements of kitsuke / junihitoe for his costume. mostly in the layered collars and obi. I also scanned some obi brocade to create the texture / pattern of his garment. The contrasting collar and sleeve cuffs borrow a bit from hanfu. The details don't show all that well at this size, but the pattern on his collar and sleeve cuffs is actually an intricate, abstracted butterfly pattern.
Media: Technical Pen and Photoshop