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Monday, January 31, 2011

style meme


meme and meme template from Gold-Seven.deviantart.com

Sunday, January 30, 2011

inking is fun


I just wish I was better with it...
A woman with a lot of hair (hair again?!). May-be inspired by Marianne from the awesome novel "The Gargoyle" by Andrew Davidson...

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Orange



an older sketch, reffed from photograph, lost the URL


Night Furies. Recent and my first fanart for How To Train Your Dragon. I forgot to draw their loins flaps. Design © Dreamworks

Monday, January 24, 2011

I have magic hair, that glows...


wanted to do something with rainbows... it's only a digital doodle in preparation for a watercolour... hope I can get the mood on paper.
The areas of blue and red are broader, because they are in our reception of the visual spectrum...

Friday, January 21, 2011

no question of patience...


... is it to experiment with photoshop.

For DRSP blog. Took me 2.5 hours. Approximately 2h to paint, 0.5h to figure out layer stuff.

Just two annotations:

I use adjustmentlayers a lot - when post processing my photographs - but only recently in painting.


Other than Drop Shadow I had never used Layer Effects much. But as I learned from Anne, they can come in quite handy. :)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

learning anatomy


Some sketches from my practise, and other doodles







Wednesday, January 19, 2011

colouring of manga outlines by elma


I coloured this beautiful lineart by elma.

It's worth mentioning that aside from my flatting job for trenchmaker this was my most elaborate work in months.


The finished piece. It's watercolour on A5 Winsor&Newton Smooth Surface Cartridge Pad, 220g/m², slightly yellow. The lines were printed with laser printer.




I wanted the figure to brightly pop out from the background. I had put up the masking fluid weeks before and then buried the sheet under a pile of paper. I know, one should not let the masking fluid be on the paper too long. Two days maximun and stuff, they are saying.
Well, after the wash it peeled off the paper quite nice. But it took some of the printer toner with it, so I lost line detail on crucial areas...


Before the wash I had taped the sheet to my wooden table. Plus point: the paper doesn't go all wavy (so much). Minus point: you can't turn the thing.
Big pic: work in progress
Small pics: details

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

high key and anime


I tried high key (ask wikipedia) on one of my characters. Who is rather not qualified for it because of her dark red eyes and dark purple hair... well whatever. In the end I saved over my psd file... I'm done with this crap.

Monday, January 17, 2011

I'm so taking this seriously this time!


It's a troll - with a bee-oo-tiful torso. Haven't practised on arms and legs, let alone hands and feet, yet XD

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Perspective



gosh, it's hard... I never use a ruler (only for measuring lengths)... I'm a rebel...

Friday, January 14, 2011

Skintone Practise


the auto levels shows me: I have to be much more daring with contrasts and such


from photo ref


hard to make her look not older with the creases around her mouth...

Thursday, January 13, 2011

DRSP sketches


Some speedpaints I made as member of DRSP blog.

"Spellbomb"


"Frustrated Transformation"


"Explosive Vegetation"


"Genetic Worst"


"Plasma Cliff"

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

male anatomy



I fear I forgot everything I ever learned about muscles. I forgot so much since reading Dragon Ball XD... ah, glorious days of drawing imitating master Toriyama... I'm not even sure any more about the pectoris maior and the sternocleidomastoideus (great word!)... should consume a little Bammes tonight before bed...

Also I found some canvas brushes (forgot where D=...) and doodled these

Monday, January 10, 2011



small dogs I sketched for testing colouring


with the help of this gesture drawing tool



yes, I like profiles... not that I can draw them correctly


practising fullbody (the girl on right is obviously exaggerated (anime))


hmmmm, quadripeds!


yesterday while skyping with Trudy


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

24 Anime Fanart



this was part of the Adventskalender for my bf

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

wardrobe meme



click for larger image (where some text is still illegible... -_-)

original meme created by nijuuni.deviantART.com

Monday, January 3, 2011