Posts tagged real media
Posts tagged real media
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. >_>; )
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.
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…
The Sword of Exorcism (Sketch)
A sort of “model sheet” of the Sword of Exorcism from the anime Mononoke that I drew at the bottom of some print-outs of the Medicine Seller’s model sheets in preparation for drawing the character.
The margins of the rest of the papers are scrawled with other (not-worth-scanning) notes and doodles of the scales and paper charms and his sleeves and the colors of various things (plus adding the earring that was missing from his model sheet but present in screen shots).
Thank you to Fuck Yeah Mononoke for all the great references! (Note: Will contain violence and sexuality - including male-on-male stuff. So it’s generally NSFW.)
Link and Rupees Sketch (FIXED)
Fixed the picture of Link I posted the other day. Left the previous up for comparison’s sake! Shortened the legs and tweaked the arms. Can’t think of anything else I did except shade Link’s hat a bit.
I must have redrawn the arm with the gauntlet and his feet about twenty times. u_u; May need to lightbox this one to ink it.
Sesshomaru & Jaken (Sketch)
Sketch still in the messy stages of Sesshomaru and his attendant, Jaken.
I started this one around this time last year, I think. Not many weeks either way, at least. But, as you can expect, Sesshomaru is… well… a right bastard to draw. There’s a balance of “pretty” and “strong” that you just have to keep for it to end up looking anything like him. I got frustrated and tucked it away and forgot where I hid it from myself for a good long time.
Found it tonight (er - the morning of the 18th) and tightened up the lines, added in some details, fixed his face, and added in Jaken.