How I feel lately. Very tired and gross and I’m ready to be not nauseous please. In other news: I really miss doing digital paintings.
Quick digital painty sketch thing. It’s been a while since I’ve been able to actually sit down and do one of these - I’ve been all thesis and traditional stuff this semester. Quickly realizing this looks almost exactly like a creepy old oil painting I did way back, except with a whole lot less purple and creepy things. Oops.
Rebagling for my main blerg~
I just got way too invested in what was supposed to be a quick still life study. I’m glad for my new reflective, dark wooden computer desk - it makes for great contrast with all my deer skulls, rings, and hair clips on jars.
The refracted skull behind the jar is a bit off, since I decided to skip out on including the McGuire’s “Irish Wake” jar decorations and had to make up some parts.
I don’t know what this is?? ? ? But I maybe like it ?? ? ok now if only it could just finish I don’t know what happened to my ability to marathon draw/paint on Photoshop like seriously I used to be a pro.
Goodbye, attention span. Hello butts.
So I did a speed paint of an unremarkable forest scene. Took about an hour.
Birthday gift for the wonderful Marie - an illustration of her wonderfully sunny and wonderfully French OC, Simone Rousseau. This came out a lot more kawaii desu magical girl than I anticipated, but well I mean Simone is super kawaii anyway so it fits.
Happy birthday, Marie!! <3
You’re welcome! I’m glad I could help C: Also, I’ve been digitally painting for a while haha. I started in like my freshman/sophomore year of high school (I’m almost 23 years old now, and about to graduate college, if that gives you a better time frame) when all I had was Photoshop 7.0 and a mouse, and I’ve been working on it ever since. I have a step-by-step tutorial/process guide that I made a while back, but the technique is basically the same, so I hope it helps in any way. http://no-nami.deviantart.com/art/Painting-Steps-188154407
The brushes I use are basically the standard Photoshop pack brushes, but with opacity/size/texture set to pen-pressure. Definitely mess around with the tablet pen pressure settings, and figure out which is more comfortable for you to use. The only other brush pack that I’ve downloaded and used is this one: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/art/My-Brush-Pack-118954791
Definitely keep practicing, though, and don’t let anything disuade you! C: It does take work, but the end results can be amazing and unique from artist to artist, so it’s definitely worth the time and effort. Good luck, and definitely ask me any kind of questions you like - I’m always willing to help!
(Also, I hope you don’t mind I share this answer - I think the links/resources might be useful for others, too!)
Continuing my line of quick character portraits, this time with Teddy, who is going to be the little engineering prodigy of my group of space-peeps. Referenced a picture of Sen Mitsuji vaguely, though I tried to make Teddy look younger since I want him to be like 17 still.
edit: A H A just realized I didn’t actually finish his ear oooops. Oh well, sketch is a sketch.