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: 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.
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. ♥]
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: 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… ♥
3 Pillars: Secant! Worked at-size… tis always weird not to work super huge…
Now to work on commissions!
Original Art: Warm up paint that went haywire, as usual. I love the play of a yellow/violet color scheme… and dark skinned girls. ♥
Original: Oh hey there handsome… Major props if you know who this is. Chances are you won’t. Heh.
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!
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… ♥]
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
Original Illustration: A lil’ CGing warm up between sketching… she may need to reapply her bandages… All done in Paint Tool Sai.
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]