Sometimes when I’m trying to figure out a character I’ll draw them a bit for practice before starting on the real deal but I tend to delete them right after
because I’m an awful person, but I thought I’d keep them as a little surprise for Demu instead! I hope you enjoy my silly gifts! UvU/
Somewhere in space, there is a ghost way up high that give off the most beautiful colors I have ever seen…
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHAWN!!! I HOPE YOU HAVE THE DINKIEST BIRTHDAY EVER.
A cool picture for a cool dude of his cool character as a thank you gift for being pretty cool! (｀ω´)9
I miss MuttMonster~~~ (´；ω；`)
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~