Thursday, August 28, 2014

Week 34

It could be argued that this week is late BUT I didn't start it until Sunday to technically it took me less than a week to finish it... but I digress.

Some Hetalia characters, USA and Hungary, having a fun day shopping.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Week 33: More Dragons

I thought I was done with dragons after last week, but dragons weren't done with me. This drawing would take a long time to explain the story behind so I'll summarize in bullet points:
-It's role play related
-The dragon can change between human and dragon and has a half-way point (pictured here)
-Yes they are Attack on Titan characters in a fantasy type setting

I was kinda aiming for that popular movie poster image of the woman leaning into her hero for protection, but the pose didn't quite work that way and I intentionally spoofed it by making Hanji look super excited. She's married to a dragon so I can't blame her there.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Week 32

This is the drawing that helped me discover the free deform tool in SAI. It's a wonderful thing that helped me correct many proportion errors. I also discovered that I'm not in a hurry to shade white any time soon, and that reptilian eyes are totally different and drawing them feels weird.

All in all though I like the outcome.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Week 32: Extreme Makeover Dragon Edition

Since I was on a roll yesterday I continued on for a few hours after posting the first progress image. I basically redrew his entire head and neck area and now he looks less like a mutant cat and more dragon-like.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Week 32 Is A Bad Idea

...but one I'm going to carry through anyway because I have no sense.

The reason it is a bad idea is that I fought with art block until Saturday night and just now had the inspiration for something today. Unfortunately that something is a while dragon and not only are reptiles one of my weak points in art, but white is time consuming and merciless to shade. There's two strikes against me but the third might be the background if I feel like torturing myself that much.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Week 31: 10 Tacles

When it comes down to it, I'm really glad this is over. A lot of it was difficult, but a healthy sort of difficult. It feels like she has more presence on the 'page' than a lot of characters I've drawn recently. I need to make note of that and find a way to repeat that with character that only have four appendages instead of like, 10.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Week 31: Wardrobe and Hairstyle Change

After watching some clips from the Little Mermaid I realized that hair under water tends to move more together than to fan out and be more annoying to draw. I also realized that the starfish pasties looked really stupid and were totally impractical. So instead she has half a tube top made of kelp.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Week 31.2

Sadly I'm lacking the focus to finish inking this today, but I'm impressed with how much is done.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Week 31: Under the Sea

This crazy fan art idea has been in my head for a while. Friends and I were discussing Attack on Titan characters as mer-folk and I decided that brainy and curious scientist Hanji would make a great octopus. They're super smart and curious and just fascinating so it suits her.

As for the glasses: Some poor old lady probably forgot them on the beach and Hanji snatched them up. Does she need them? No, but they make things look different and interesting so she keeps them. They're also a sort of prize for sneaking up on the beach unnoticed.