followed the link-trail back from all the inked copies, thought id give props to the original pencils. reminds me of the old buffy comics, before it became the extended seasons for the show. very nice.
I won't say that 'Buffy' looks like SMG, but the likeness fits very well with the Hector Gomez pencils from the early Buffy runs, and even the very earliest of the Cliff Richards pencils. I think the hardest part about Buffy is that Joss Whedon chose an actress with the amazing, but far-too-unique nose. An average nose is difficult enough. SMG's nose is nigh impossible to transfer to comic art. Unless you're later-Cliff Richards.
Faith, however, I thought was supposed to be a comic-original character. Possibly inspired by Evangeline Lily. Possibly if she had the tattoo, my brain might ding.
Invert the busts, though, and I would fully accept it. It's in the top ten for Buffy comic art and immensely superior to Georges Jeanty.
Huh. Okay, obviously this is gorgeous, and stunning, and your skill is amazing, and I love the detail work (Faith's knife!), BUT--
If pressed, and given no other clues, I never, ever would have been able to identify either of those characters. I'm at least semi-aware of how hard it is to match comic art to real-world faces, but still... not even close. Also, there's the matter of their respective, um... cup sizes? Sir, Buffy only WISHES she had Faith's degree of boobage, and in this you've actually given her the advantage. Not cool, taking away (the far cooler) Faith's most prominent superpower, not cool at all.
All that said, still a gorgeous image, but us fanpeople are hard to please... as I'm sure you know.
Great job with the anatomy, the demons, the mood, my only complaint is that I thought Faith was Dawn and I had no clue who Buffy was supposed to be. But to be fair most of the time in the comics you can't tell by sight who's who either unless it's something obvious like Xander with his eye patch. So great job! XD
Very cool Randy! Buffy definitely looks like Buffy...I don't know the other girl so I can't judge, but I'm guessing its right on. Love the composition and lighting...I bet the person that asked for the commission was totally stoked when they got this!