All colored! These were pretty difficult to do, mostly because I kept really overpainting them at first, and not letting the initial drawings carry enough of the weight. I’m also really glad I started experimenting with making color palettes before attempting to paint this time around, that worked out really nice I think!
I’m gonna be posting some stuff about our last flyer here soon, and i’m super excited to get right on it. We’re doing Decora!
My roommate, Allie, brought her kitties up here from Louisiana and they’ve been a joy. Joey is tall and handsome and Sophie is a rollie pollie bean.
These portraits are 1000% accurate!!
Pretty kitty Sophie~
Sophieee! She and my other cat Joey arrived in Minneapolis last night and are getting used to the new place. They’ve been living with my parents 900 miles away while I’ve been at school, which has pretty much been their whole lives. Now they’re here and I’m so happy!
I used to do this when I made everything with colored pencils, but sorta fell out of the practice when I started painting digitally. Normally, I just grab the colors I’m feeling from the tools menu and blend as i go right into the artwork. I wanted to try pre-mixing a starter palette for once, and I’m hoping it helps me design better color schemes in the future.
A lot of the time I just sort of veer towards blue and yellow without a lot of rhyme or reason, attention to temperature, saturation, etc. Time to be slightly less lazy.
Ready set go! Time to color these ladies.
I get really excited about drawing mobs of flowers, but sunflowers are a favorite for sure! And also not donuts, as it turns out. Now to get this one and the lolita ready for colors.
There are seven ladybugs hiding in here.
Progress on the well dressed knee! Sorry for the icky picture, the pencils are SOOOO light. Working on the other piece later today after work, trying to bring it to this level at least.
These are some things besides comics I’ve been working on. They’ll be used as flyers for this year’s Anime USA! On the left, we have a young lady in too many scarves being attacked by donuts. On the right, a well dressed knee. SKETCHES!
The Dazzling, Death-Defying Shark Diver!
I don’t believe I ever posted her here, oops! This is a piece I made for an awesome zine project with my friends. We all made up circus/side-show attractions and made posters for them, it was super fun!
I’ve shared a couple of sketches, but I thought it’d be cool to share a tiny peek at some of the painted panels! Thumbnails and coloring are hands down my favorite parts of the process. It’s also neat because it’s getting me out of some stupid habits with how I work, and as a result I’m getting a little faster.