Saturday, August 31, 2013

Week 34 Progresses More

This is the best way to spend a football game party - drawing instead of watching the game but still hanging out with family and friends, and lots of eating. I plan to work on this more after this post, but felt the need to show some progress before I finished it.
Note to self: don't do a blue background next time. This is the third one in a row I've done.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Week 34: The First Page

It's another late start but there's a long weekend coming up, so hopefully that will mean plenty of time to finish this and then move on to Week 35. Hopefully. This one is starting so late because work was exhausting this week and I've been warned that next week will be the same.

This is a re-do of the first page of the web comic I want to do; the one I did a few pages of for an assignment in the Fall Semester of 2012.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Week 33 Gets Shady

The blog title is a terrible pun. I must be in good spirits.

I read a tutorial on digital coloring recently that insisted that shading with harder, less blurred brushes made the art look more confident and steady. I tried it out and find that I must agree. Just a different brush made this look bolder than my usual shading method. This is also one of the first times I've drawn arm hair.

I'm not sure what to do for Week 34 but finishing so quickly gives me time to think it over.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Week 33: One Day More what I'm assuming it will take me to finish this. Not bad considering it took so long for me to get started. Inking was tedious but it looks nice and I'm happy it's done. My favorite part is usually adding the shadows and highlights and final details like tattoos and scars so the last step will be fun.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Week 33: Wherein I Suck At Titles Again

I am so bored with inking this right now that I can't think of a decent post title. That's probably and indication that it's a good time to take a break until tomorrow and finish inking it then. I'm being extra fussy and pacing myself with this one because I want it to look awesome enough to make up for last week.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Week 33 Gets Back on the Horse

After pretty much falling off the proverbial horse and then being kicked by it last week when I tried to create a finished drawing in SAI, I decided to dust myself off and climb back onto the metaphorical steed. Except this time I'm challenging myself with two characters interacting instead of one just... standing. Yes, it's a late start, but a start nonetheless.

So I present some brothers goofing off. Well, one is goofing off. The other is enduring it. I'm also uploading two progress images because I think they both look cool. I'm trying a new method of coloring as well because I often get bored with how I approach a digital drawing.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Week 32 Knows When to Quit

Yesterday was not a great day for me, and it grew worse when, as I made great progress with this drawing, I realized that I'd accidentally merged two layers. Unfortunately I'd done it too far back to undo it, which I discovered after undoing everything else I'd done since then. I then closed the program in a fit and didn't re-do my progress. Suffice to say, this drawing discouraged me. I never wanted to look at it again.

But today after a productive day of shopping, applying for a job, and cleaning my room, I decided to cut my losses, ink the rest, and call it good even with the purple sketch lines there to stay.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Week 32 Crawls A Little

His legs looked weird, so I need to rethink them.

Yes, he has one of those ponytails where the hair below a certain point on his head is shaved off. And he smokes.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Week 32 Slept In a While

I could have started this on Saturday or Sunday buuuut I didn't. I spent Sunday doing a craft project and wasn't up to drawing yesterday. So today I finally dusted off the tablet and my art mojo and decided to start. I'm going with digital media because several of my markers are drying out and replacing them isn't going to help my financial situation at the moment.

This is going to be another Rose With Thorns character, one whom I've only done sketches of up to this point. I did a nice pen doodle of him on Sunday, so maybe I should scan that and include it in the next entry.

Unsire of the pose but at least he's not just standing there.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Week 31 Gets Sharp

As per the suggestion of some of my lovely readers I removed the green and added some actual thorns. I'm not sure of the word "Thorns" looks quite right yet, but I felt like adding thorns to it would have been over-kill and made it difficult to read. Thoughts?

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Week 31, Maybe?

So I did most of this quick before work this morning. There's a lot about it that I like, but a lot that I don't. I never took graphic design so if there's some basic rules chances are high that I don't know them. So even though it looks done, I'm going to sleep on it and see if anyone gives me feedback on improving it and making it look less... I dunno, corny maybe?

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Week 31: Part of a Whole

This week is dedicated to more Illustrator practice. I'll be doing a logo for the graphic novel that is still very much in the planning phase, "Rose With Thorns", and this here simplified red flower will be part of it.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

End of Week 30

Look what I made myself finish! I told myself no sleep until it was done, which may or may not have been to the drawing's advantage. In the end I had to use color fill on the computer for the area in the curtain because my pale gray copic marker fell in the line of duty completing part of the wall and Ivan's hair. Maybe some time later when I'm less tired I'll actually put something there.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Week 30: More of It


Anyway, after my last update I motored through drawing the actual clothes, started inking them and then... stopped for the next few days. Until this evening. Work was exhausting but the realization that I have until tomorrow night to finish this fueled my motivation. So tomorrow assuming that work does not leave me unable to anything besides lay on the floor and play Animal Crossing: New Leaf, this should be done tomorrow night.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Week 30's Got Some Body

I feel like after last week's boring titles and the lack of color I at least owe you guys something face-palm worthy.

His lower body is off-center and  a bit awkward, which I will fix, but thankfully he'll be wearing a long over-coat that will can sweep some anatomy errors under.

Also, happy 23rd birthday to my younger brother!