Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Week 39: Own It

Years ago I drew a character in a red dress with a minimalist city background blocked in behind her. This was before I had a tablet or any decent digital art program so it was a huge pain. Technology made things so much easier and smoother this time around. Another plus is that if I decide to make a series of it, I have the background in a document ready to use.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Week 39: Step Up

Every time I decide to try a new shading method it turns into "I dunno, make several guesses until something looks good", which makes duplicating the process difficult. Working on this also made me realized that I need to do some muscle studies, both structure and lighting because once again I forgot how to anatomy. Also her foot is huge, which I went back and fixed after saving this file.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Week 39: The Lady in Red

It occurred to me recently that I draw a decent amount of my favorite Attack on Titan character, Hanji,and a lot of my other favorite, Levi, but there are so many other wonderful characters that I haven't even touched yet. Mikasa is wonderful and strong and passionate and just an all-around great character. I couldn't believe I hadn't drawn her yet, so that's what this week is all about.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Week 38: OFF-Beat

Ever since watching Markiplier play through OFF a couple weeks ago the need to do some fan art started gnawing at me. Finally the right inspiration struck and allowed me to whip this up. It took about an hour altogether but I'm happy enough with it to call it Week 38. Hopefully my inspiration high will remain and I can start Week 40 way early.

I apologize for the fact that I can't really explain this image. The game is so bizarre and surreal that I'd probably have to right a five page essay for this to make the tiniest bit of sense.

There are two versions because I wanted people to see the Batter's face at least a bit.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Week 37 is Gifted

Gifted to some friends that is! Original character drawings for one friend for giving me advice on my cat's fleas recently (the blond cutie), and one as a birthday gift for another friend.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Week 36: Finishing Touches

It's done! I feel pretty good about it, and I'm eager to see what my client thinks.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Week 36: Flatline

It took a lot of pushing myself today, but the flat colors are finally down. Tomorrow the shading and the detailing on the outfits and she'll be done! Now I have to figure out Week 37.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Week 36: Stand in Line

Didn't touch it all weekend but did all of the line work today. That's often a big hurdle because I'm so finicky about outlining my work but this time around it was simple. I'm sure the free-flowing dress helped a lot.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Week 36: One for the Money

This week is a commissioned piece for a friend! It's actually a full color image with two characters, and since it will take a while it only makes sense to use it as my piece this week. Plus my friend will get to see each and every update, so there's a bonus for her.

It's two of her original characters who wear wonderful fancy clothes.
Right now I think Tessa is a bit too large proportionately so I'll be fixing that.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Week 35: Fictional Birthday

It was a week of major artistic blockage... and then yesterday I remembered that a fictional character has her birthday on the 5th of this month (Friday!) so I decided to celebrate with a nice, quick sketch. It's Hanji from Attack on Titan, the lovable eccentric scientist soldier.