Here’s the full size drawing of LordWatermelon’s character Bubble from the artist switch around meme! >0<
A dinky picture for a dinky person. :-3
~2/9/2013 Charathon Round 4 - Scarfu’s Jasper
~2/9/2013 Charathon Round 3 - Okami’s Nothing
~2/9/2013 Charathon Round 2 - Teza’s Yui Awata
~2/9/2013 Charathon Round 1 - MissyRandom’s Petticoat
Round 1 art I drew in the Charathon!
Here’s a special Squirtle index art card I made for KatUsedCharm, done with crayons and colored pencils! I don’t do much traditional art nowadays, but it’s always so fun to go back to! I’m no pro, but I figured I’d do a little step-by-step walk-through of my process for those that are interested in how I do traditional media. :>
1. Make a light pencil sketch of your drawing, then go over it with your inking pen of choice. I usually prefer to use Microns, but I couldn’t find them in time for this particular pic, so I ended up using a cheap fine point Sharpie instead, oops. After you’ve inked it, let it rest a bit to fully dry to avoid smudging and smearing, then erase the pencil marks.
2. Coloring time! For this pic I used a combination of Crayola crayons and colored pencils. Select a few colors but try not to pick too many or it’ll just get really out of hand in the end! The way I get my colors to really pop is by applying my colors in layers, so I color the first layer very lightly, all in one direction. I leave some intentional white spots to add some dimension and shine.
3. With the same color, I go over it again, pressing a little harder and making my strokes in the opposite direction this time. This method is called “cross-hatching”.
4. More cross-hatching! I press even harder this time as I apply the shadows. This time I grabbed purple because it makes for a more interesting shadow in contrast to a darker blue. You can add some nice texturing in this way using cross-hatching. It’s my favorite traditional method!
5. I’m done with the blue areas now, so it’s time to move onto the rest! Repeat steps 2-4 until you’ve finished. I suggest only doing one color section at a time because otherwise I get too mixed up!
6. I added a background using the same steps again, as well as a few overall finishing touches. Though it’s optional, sometimes I have to go back over my inked lines because they’ll start to fade a bit. And after signing it, VOILA! My index card is finally done! *v*
This process is a little difficult for me to explain and it takes a bit of work, but hopefully it’ll give some insight as to how I color traditionally! I totally encourage others to try it out and make your own tweaks along the way, too! Just remember to have fun!
Sometimes I just wanna draw cuties~
Happy birthday Shawn! You get the gift of looking at your own character’s butt!
A birthday present for Shawn because even though we both like to be hilarious and snarky to each other, I actually secretly think he’s a really cool dude. Thanks for being a great friend. UvU
Oops, I forgot to upload this!
A super cool 80’s-themed badge featuring an even cooler 80’s lizard guy! Oh, and Miami Vice called, they want their car back…
Aww yeah, this is where the party’s at!
Commission for Tako. Thanks again, dude!
Don’t look directly at it…
A special monster birthday present commissioned by JacketLizard for a certain party animal. Literally!