Which sounds a bit dirty but in truth, all I did was record a video of me drawing.
Referenced from a photo. My big challenge with this was that I tried to limit it to four values only.
Me being me and nitpicky, I also edited the picture a little bit more after the video stopped and I thought I was done with it. :B As a likeness, I can think of a few things that could definitely use improvement. Otherwise, it turned out okay 🙂
Quick paint. Quicker to do than the previous Pirate Princess piece, but much tighter and fewer messy impressionist-y strokes. Happier with this one, feels like I’m properly getting back in the painting saddle. Picked colours pretty much the same way I picked for the Princess piece, and most of my other paintings, but everything seems to have come together much more nicely in this one…perhaps I am learning, after all!
November’s barely started, and it feels like it’s ticking along already! What happened to October!?
November is a busy busy month. Besides my final assignment for school, I’m currently working on my piece for The Thing That Should Not Be issue 4 and a couple of other pieces competing for attention in my head. Watching the other guys work up their pieces for Thingy is both awesome and envy-inspiring!
Most of the art I’ve been making lately hasn’t been for public viewing. But here’s some stuff I can show –
Concept for a poster for Manafumi‘s Japan tour, World Colours. I kind of like the abstract mix of colours, but this idea wasn’t suitable. I tried experimenting with a more standardised bishounen look for this, and as a result the character looks generic, and not much like Manafumi at all!
So I tried my hand at some proper sketch studies…
Here is the result of about an hour and a half drawing off photographs. By the end of it, I was more focused on trying to represent what I saw correctly, in tones, rather than actually pushing his features around and experimenting with style. It was good practice, but next time I think I’ll go for a more caricatured approach.
I’ve also started up a livestream channel. I don’t have a schedule yet, but I do plan to livestream more sketch sessions! I’ll be posting notice of this on twitter.
One last picture – here are some concepts for a logo for Women in Games:
Playing with shape and form more than anything at this point. Hm.