Original: Rococo Portrait
Digital Art; Paint Tool Sai

I don’t paint enough… pretty things. So here, have a pretty lady.
Now onto work!

  Original Art    Illustration    Digital Art    Digital Painting    Rococo    Portrait  

Original: Painting Practice
Digital Art; Paint Tool Sai

I am always trying out new ways to digitally paint. Sometimes I’m not happy with the process or the outcome of my works. I would really like to learn more… cute methods. I’ll have to just keep practicing these days…

By the way, the only part of this painting I like is her left nostril. Don’t ask.

  Original Art    Art    Illustration    Doodle    Warmup Drawing    Digital Painting    Practice  

Sketch Dailies: Today’s Sketch Dailies topic was Mario.

Gonna try doing this sometimes. As long as the subject is interesting enough. Attempting to get these done in 15~30 minutes ONLY. This particular doodle took about 20-ish. [or two Joanna Newsom songs. hehe. ♥]

  Sketch Dailies    Mario    Nintendo    Digital Painting    Art    Illustration    Gaming  

So I’m testing out new art programs…
This was done using Manga Studio 5 EX. I’m trying to get used to it cuz’ I’m interested in picking it up… Sai is wonderful and all, but it lacks things that most art programs have. That, and the only other program I have a Photoshop CS3 and Paint shitShop Pro 8 [it came out in 2003. I only use it for very basic things.]

So not bad for a first try? Sadly this took much longer than an illustration would normally take me to do because I was getting used to the brushes and such…
But yeah, I’ll have to dabble in it some more before I decide to buy it!

And why is it MORE EXPENSIVE to buy the upgrade from the actual site than it is to get it standalone on Amazon? I’m boggled.

… and why yes, I doodle myself when I have nothing else in my brain to draw. Don’t judge. XD;;

Original: Warm up of some… guy? I dunno, just randomly sketching. I worked on this at size - so the canvas was only 500x700 px. Working small forces me to be very loose. I like it.

  Original Art    Art    Illustration    Fantasy    Digital Painting  

Original: When all else fails… draw a sexy lady in a bikini that just killed a big monster. I may or may not have been influenced by o-8's [The amazing Alex Ahad] recent wonderful bikini girl post.. Hehehehe… ♥

  Original    Art    Illustration    sexy lady    monster    artists on tumblr    digital painting    digital art    warm up sketch  

DOTA 2: Have a sleepy Slark.

'Ere fishy fishy

  DOTA 2    DOTA 2 Art    Gaming    Slark    Illustration    Art    Fanart    Digital Painting  

3 Pillars: Secant! Worked at-size… tis always weird not to work super huge…
Now to work on commissions!

  Original Art    Original Character    3 Pillars    Secant    Art    Illustration    Digital Painting  

Original Art: Warm up paint that went haywire, as usual. I love the play of a yellow/violet color scheme… and dark skinned girls. ♥

  Art    Illustration    Original Art    Digital Painting    yellow    violet    girl  

Original: Oh hey there handsome… Major props if you know who this is. Chances are you won’t. Heh.

  Original Art    Original Character    Luz    3 Pillars    Illustration    Art    Digital Painting  

Rurouni Kenshin: Finished up this picture.
Tried out a new brush on this… like like like. I like finding new brushes.

But yeah… started watching this recently! Not a bad show~ I like playing anime catch up… [I have about fifteen years of anime to watch!] hehehe.

See a bigger version here on my DeviantART!

  Rurouni Kenshin    Kenshin    Anime    Fanart    Illustration    Art    Digital Painting  

DOTA 2: Treant Protector. Surprisingly… this was a hero I didn’t think I would click with. But I did. I love protector-type tanks…
[and I adore his responses… ♥]

  DOTA    DOTA 2    Treant Protector    Steam    Gaming    Video Games    Art    Illustration    Fanart    Digital Painting  

Would I could afford to buy my love a fine robe
Made of gold and silk Arabian thread
She is dead and gone and lying in a pine grove
And I must push my barrow all the day

"Eli the Barrow Boy", The Decemberists

  Art    Illustration    The Decemberists    Digital Painting    Song Art  

Original Illustration: A lil’ CGing warm up between sketching… she may need to reapply her bandages… All done in Paint Tool Sai.

  Illustration    Art    Original Art    Original Character    Digital Painting    Paint Tool Sai    Elf    Fantasy    Portrait  

World of Warcraft: A commission I’m working on of Rargnasha and the lovely Grogona.
I don’t show enough procedure on how I “CG-Render" my works. So enjoy a rough version of how I apply color to my illustrations after I’m done with the toning/shading!

I actually will go back in and apply even darker tones to ensure depth. Using light and dark properly in your illustrations helps with depth…
[Maybe I’ll make a post tomorrow of my highlights procedure! XD]

  World of Warcraft    Commission    Orc    work in progress    drawing process    CG    Digital Painting    Art    Illustration    Fanart