Lava Coffee Dragon
A doodle drawn up from a conversation that spawned in the comments of the Reaper Bones Kickstarter project. (Essentially, I misread what someone said in the comments, joked about it, and people jokingly agreed it sounded like fun.)
Marker color version of the Hsien-Ko (from Darkstalkers) piece I did about this time last year. I needed marker practice and all I’ve done with my Darkstalkers fanart so far is a few colored pencils mini print sized pieces.
Same process as previous: Sketched, inked, scanned, printed, colored, re-inked, scanned. (And fixed a few spots digitally, but I left most of my mistakes as-is.)
Blues and green are Copic markers, “pink” is a Prismacolor (a faded “Crimson Red”) with a pink NeoPiko on top of it to deepen the shading (which… doesn’t show well, oh well), yellows are NeoPikos. I think the red eyes are from a Roseart supertip, but there’s no telling. It was just the surest way of getting a good solid red in a perfect dot, so I used whatever cheapie red marker it was.
Happy Birthday Min!
My friend’s character Jaden and dolls of my characters Rune (the blond) and Hiro (the one with the star) hanging out. Probably a pretty reasonable shorthand for the dynamics in that friendship trio. xD
Scanned a little bright (which washes out the gradient effect on Rune’s hair and makes Jaden’s hair look more blue than it’s meant to be), but I suppose it’s not surprising with the colors I chose. xD;
Sketched, inked, scanned, printed out larger, colored with a mixture of Copics, Prismas, and NeoPikos, and then re-inked. The border was added digitally. (But I refuse to put “mixed media” tag on just a border. >_>; )
Howl sitting in front of a stained glass window.
I made a mistake and used that horrible paper again. Not intentionally, mind. I just sort of picked it up and started sketching and by the time I realized, it was in that sort of “too late” stage where something good was on the page and I had to grit my teeth and bear it. No more of this! I’m setting this paper aside for my niece to play with. u_u;
But, yes, because I was having trouble with the paper, I couldn’t get my own diamonds to work, so I borrowed some from cestnms. I’ll probably fix his right leg too when I lightbox this to finish it up.
Battle Ready (sketch)
Kirara and Sango ready for battle!
I know I’ve forgotten Sango’s sword, but it was already such a busy picture I felt better leaving it out than putting it in.
Studying the Enemy
Link studies his most infamous opponent while Sheik looks on in bemusement.
I don’t know what it is about me and Link versus chickens (cuccos, whichever you prefer). I just can’t get enough of it. It’s probably just amazing to me that one of the most dangerous things you can do in the series is piss off a chicken. xD It will just never get old.
This is actually a re-draw of an almost identical chibi picture I did several years ago. I don’t think I ever posted it, so it’ll be new to even someone long familiar with my work. I think. The original was an old favorite, so I guess I must have been saving it for when I could take the time to color it and then when I finally found it again, it wasn’t good enough to scan.
Colored in OpenCanvas.
Katt from Breath of Fire II (sketch)
Or Rinpoo, whichever you prefer! And a hand-drawn copy of the official logo. I tried to get it as close as I could (including the ‘A’ in ‘Breath’ looking more like an ‘R’ to me)… maybe I should have just cheated and found a copy of it online to paste in. >_>; So much work and I messed it up anyway. xD;
I have a confession. Well, two. I’ve never played BoFII. But I have a general affection for the BoF series and Katt in particular because the first time I was ever aware of the series was a bit of promotional artwork that featured her and I thought she was so cool. “My” BoF is IV, and I will eventually have fanart from that.
My other confession is that this sketch was “started” probably like… five years ago. Probably longer. It was during a time I was doing a lot of really quick “mannikin” type sketches, but finishing almost nothing. I rescued it from a pile of unfinished stuff, cleaned it up, and finished it. I also had to erase my mannikin of Nina, since there wasn’t enough room on the page to do her justice.
Random Sketch Page (sketches)
Another random, recent page from my sketchbook. Let’s see what we have here…
Well, in the top corner in the box are some sushi. I was playing Youda Sushi Chef and was starting to make a “cheat sheet” for the recipes, when I realized how long it would take and went, “Meh. Okay, I won’t cheat.”
Then there’s some Pedobear and the Medicine Seller from Mononoke.
And, of course, we have mostly naked boys. Was looking at some studies that artist Jinx Star did and trying to learn from them. Nothing is a direct study of her studies, though. (I promise, to those worried, I’ll do studies from photographs rather than another artist. I was trying to learn “style” of depicting muscles on this page, that’s all.)
Plus, a totally derp hand and a snake making fun of the boy in the jeans. I didn’t draw him properly because I focused on his chest and then worked outward, so he has really wonky anatomy and I was tired and just didn’t try to fix anything. (Besides, it’s my sketchbook. I don’t really fix much in the sketchbook. I usually draw with a ballpoint pen to prevent myself from trying to “fix” things.)
PS: Now you know why I generally don’t scan from my sketchbook! I won’t post often from it - don’t worry. :B
Pony Time (sketch page)
A page from my sketchbook where I was learning the My Little Pony style. (And trying to do my own take on it, so I feel less like I’m “style biting”.)
As far as I know, these are all random ponies. I didn’t try to do direct fanart, because I wanted to watch more of the series before drawing fanart of characters from the show. I haven’t yet watched much of the show, but it was one of my favorite shows from the 1980s, so I’m already prepared to like it. xD
Medicine Seller (sketch)
A really messy sketch of the Medicine Seller from Mononoke throwing up paper charms to protect himself from whatever he’s investigating. I don’t think he’s very worried just yet, though.
The paper I used for this sketch is not very pencil-friendly. This is probably another lightbox candidate.
I threw this into my convention binder (where I keep samples). He’s on the left. I put Sesshomaru (and Jaken) on the right. So it looks as if the Medicine Seller is staring directly at Sesshomaru’s face and Sesshomaru is staring at the paper charms. xD; Now I want to put sweat of distress next to Jaken’s face…