Allie: do art
I finally got to start putting down layers on this last night - though I didn’t make it past 1AM. I’m hoping to get a lot further tonight now that I’ve actually gotten a little sleep.
Loving the new paint so much! Trying out some M Graham for the first time, I love how bright they dry. My favorite so far, hands down, is Azo Green. It’s currently fleshing in the sunflower petals and kinda looks like radioactive boogers, but in a good way. It also mixes very prettily with Viridian, goodbye Sap Green for now!
I kind of forgot how nice painting on cold press paper is. I use hot press for mixed-media stuff because it’s smooth and easy to draw on, but this is super spongy and good. I hope it turns out well!

I finally got to start putting down layers on this last night - though I didn’t make it past 1AM. I’m hoping to get a lot further tonight now that I’ve actually gotten a little sleep.

Loving the new paint so much! Trying out some M Graham for the first time, I love how bright they dry. My favorite so far, hands down, is Azo Green. It’s currently fleshing in the sunflower petals and kinda looks like radioactive boogers, but in a good way. It also mixes very prettily with Viridian, goodbye Sap Green for now!

I kind of forgot how nice painting on cold press paper is. I use hot press for mixed-media stuff because it’s smooth and easy to draw on, but this is super spongy and good. I hope it turns out well!

More small watercolors of this boy in even more jackets! I am so ready for fall. Messed with his shapes/design, and practiced glazing graded washes.
Also, found a good mix for splotchy light denim! The pants in the left one were way too teal, and when I layered a tiny thin wash of red oxide on top, it not only neutralized but added texture.

More small watercolors of this boy in even more jackets! I am so ready for fall. Messed with his shapes/design, and practiced glazing graded washes.

Also, found a good mix for splotchy light denim! The pants in the left one were way too teal, and when I layered a tiny thin wash of red oxide on top, it not only neutralized but added texture.

niadraws:

I’M SO SORRY ALLIE. I WAS ALREADY IN ST. PAUL. I DIDN’T FORGET YOU. I PANICKED. THEN I FELT BAD. The rest of you: These are not the droids you’re looking for, move along. (Unless you want to talk about watercolors, then I guess these are the droids you’re looking for.)

SCREECHES!!! No dude it’s okay, I ordered paint online already - tell me how you like the Sodalite by the way, I can’t wait to try it! Also good choice on Quin. Rose, you’ll use it in everything.
Lets talk about watercolor all the time.

niadraws:

I’M SO SORRY ALLIE. I WAS ALREADY IN ST. PAUL. I DIDN’T FORGET YOU. I PANICKED. THEN I FELT BAD.

The rest of you: These are not the droids you’re looking for, move along. (Unless you want to talk about watercolors, then I guess these are the droids you’re looking for.)

SCREECHES!!! No dude it’s okay, I ordered paint online already - tell me how you like the Sodalite by the way, I can’t wait to try it! Also good choice on Quin. Rose, you’ll use it in everything.

Lets talk about watercolor all the time.

As it turns out, I will never not be drawing mobs of flowers. Got to hang with supercool Amaya today! We artjammed and listened to so many episodes of Cardcaptor Sakura.

As it turns out, I will never not be drawing mobs of flowers. Got to hang with supercool Amaya today! We artjammed and listened to so many episodes of Cardcaptor Sakura.

It’s suddenly freezing outside!!! Watercolor practice of old OC’s layering up. 

It’s suddenly freezing outside!!! Watercolor practice of old OC’s layering up. 

This is done now too! Lots of challenges, and flowers, and overall I’m pretty happy with the outcome. This is going to be the wrap-around cover for the comic I was posting about a little while ago, Recipes for the Dead: Steam Minted Meringue, written by the magnificent and wondrous Vera Greentea! 
Aaaand… I really want to draw a fullbody of Veronica’s dress here at some point. Of any of her fancy dresses actually. She has a few.

This is done now too! Lots of challenges, and flowers, and overall I’m pretty happy with the outcome. This is going to be the wrap-around cover for the comic I was posting about a little while ago, Recipes for the Dead: Steam Minted Meringue, written by the magnificent and wondrous Vera Greentea! 

Aaaand… I really want to draw a fullbody of Veronica’s dress here at some point. Of any of her fancy dresses actually. She has a few.

Whew! Done. This was a lot of trial and error and switching around, and no green this time. Which is sad, but sometimes, no green. That’s life. I’m posting my color sketch too.

This was loads of fun though, I haven’t done a group shot in a long time! This is going on the program book for this year’s Anime USA.  Go check them out!!

kinixuki:

I forgot to post this! Probably because I still don’t feel very confident about it, I seriously need to work on my coloring, among other things.
This is for alliebirdseed, because she has amazing characters and stories and is generally an amazing person.
<3

aaaaaAAAAAA
Kinixuki draws my babies more than I do omfg ;_;!!! You have no idea how much this brightens my day/week/life in general, thank you so, so much for this. I’m just going to continue staring at this for a while and being stupidly happy for the rest of forever.

kinixuki:

I forgot to post this! Probably because I still don’t feel very confident about it, I seriously need to work on my coloring, among other things.

This is for alliebirdseed, because she has amazing characters and stories and is generally an amazing person.

<3

aaaaaAAAAAA

Kinixuki draws my babies more than I do omfg ;_;!!! You have no idea how much this brightens my day/week/life in general, thank you so, so much for this. I’m just going to continue staring at this for a while and being stupidly happy for the rest of forever.

… and now line-art, after some shuffling and rearranging!

This image is going to be for a wrap-around cover, so certain characters (mainly the show’s mascot) needed to be on the right. I was a little worried it might flow weird, but I think it’s okay! Now I just have to figure out colors for everything.