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Inktober day 8 - Butterscotch!
Finally back from traveling! I’m all tired but so happy to be home : D

Inktober day 8 - Butterscotch!

Finally back from traveling! I’m all tired but so happy to be home : D

Now Gold was good, and gold was nice, but she had a bit of mustard in her yellow for spice.
Inktober day 2 - Gold from The Witch of Hissing Hill!

Now Gold was good, and gold was nice, but she had a bit of mustard in her yellow for spice.

Inktober day 2 - Gold from The Witch of Hissing Hill!

Here we go! Glazing with Alizarin Crimson over a huge blotchy wash of Ultramarine. I forgot to frisket for the little dots! This is still pretty light overall, so I may just do it before continuing elsewhere. 

Here we go! Glazing with Alizarin Crimson over a huge blotchy wash of Ultramarine. I forgot to frisket for the little dots! This is still pretty light overall, so I may just do it before continuing elsewhere. 

heather1288illustration:

I’ve been keeping a lot of what I’ve been working on lately to myself…
1. My job has been eating my soul on night shift
2. I just haven’t felt very confident in posting things
I’m trying to work on both of those so don’t worry :) I’ve finally moved to another position and I’m most likely going to be part time so I’m going to dedicate that extra time to working on my craft like I originally planned!
This piece was created as a gift to one of the ladies I worked with. She is indeed Hindu and through working with her and quite a few other individuals of her culture, I’ve been enjoying the education. I got excited and kinda rushed through this one however so I consider this painting a successful failure, since I completed it but I want to redo this one to fix problems with the craft.
The background right off the bat has little to no readability, you lose the detailing in the steam and the mandala. The whole painting itself was too small to begin with and I lost the nuances I wanted in the figure. I did attempt a few new things that were successful; like the bold color scheme, intricate detailing, and touchy subject matter (it’s easy to offend). And it’s for all those reasons that I find this painting a success since I haven’t done them before!
I intend to keep on trying and hopefully next time this piece appears it will be portfolio ready!

aaaaAAAA! Super happy to see your work on my dash again lady!!! That background rocks my socks, I mean where did they even go just now. It’s gorgeous and ethereal, and I love the palette you chose for the figure!

heather1288illustration:

I’ve been keeping a lot of what I’ve been working on lately to myself…

1. My job has been eating my soul on night shift

2. I just haven’t felt very confident in posting things

I’m trying to work on both of those so don’t worry :) I’ve finally moved to another position and I’m most likely going to be part time so I’m going to dedicate that extra time to working on my craft like I originally planned!

This piece was created as a gift to one of the ladies I worked with. She is indeed Hindu and through working with her and quite a few other individuals of her culture, I’ve been enjoying the education. I got excited and kinda rushed through this one however so I consider this painting a successful failure, since I completed it but I want to redo this one to fix problems with the craft.

The background right off the bat has little to no readability, you lose the detailing in the steam and the mandala. The whole painting itself was too small to begin with and I lost the nuances I wanted in the figure. I did attempt a few new things that were successful; like the bold color scheme, intricate detailing, and touchy subject matter (it’s easy to offend). And it’s for all those reasons that I find this painting a success since I haven’t done them before!

I intend to keep on trying and hopefully next time this piece appears it will be portfolio ready!

aaaaAAAA! Super happy to see your work on my dash again lady!!! That background rocks my socks, I mean where did they even go just now. It’s gorgeous and ethereal, and I love the palette you chose for the figure!

Inktober day 1 - A spooky birb! I named him Lenore. 

Inktober day 1 - A spooky birb! I named him Lenore. 

Finished the pencils for the bonefishes last night, so we’re on to color planning! 
Aside from the Jellyfish baby and a few flickering lights, I’m going to try saturate this as much as possible. Deep deep dark dangerous deeps! the lightest value of the water behind the bonefish needs a glowing dark blue. I’m either going to layer red-shade Pthalo almost to masstone, or I’m finally going to paint something straight Ultramarine. Everything else gets to be ominous wiggly silhouettes.
This may or may not work out, but it will be fun to try. It will have to wait though, AUSA is this weekend!

Finished the pencils for the bonefishes last night, so we’re on to color planning! 

Aside from the Jellyfish baby and a few flickering lights, I’m going to try saturate this as much as possible. Deep deep dark dangerous deeps! the lightest value of the water behind the bonefish needs a glowing dark blue. I’m either going to layer red-shade Pthalo almost to masstone, or I’m finally going to paint something straight Ultramarine. Everything else gets to be ominous wiggly silhouettes.

This may or may not work out, but it will be fun to try. It will have to wait though, AUSA is this weekend!

Learning to draw fishybones while developing a second painting. I had something more symbolic looking in some of the super-early thumbnails, but it just didn’t feel very creepy. If the bonefishies were cute and simple, the lone jellyfish would feel too at home with them.

So anyway what I’ve found drawing bonefishies: start with a windsock, give it a jaw, locate the three chunkybits of the headmouth, find the eye, flesh in the rest. It’s not 100 percent accurate at all, but it’s convincing enough for this little illustration.

The jellyfish, on the other hand, was very easy once I found the right candidate. Little baby stingless is very cute, and will be very Shiny.

This picture is suuuuuper inspired by Daniel Benmergui’s indie game Today I Die. I played it a long way back and it’s always stuck with me, particularly the imagery in the first puzzle.

All done!
I was so excited to get the tape off this morning, but I went to sleep instead just in case the paper might still be a little damp. I am really pleased with the outcome, and with Cobalt Teal - gosh that is just the cleanest, prettiest teal-blue I have ever seen. All the M Graham paints I tried here were like that though, just… really vivid and clear.
The little white dots were made with frisket, and I almost forgot to pick them off. I only noticed because I was like wait.. browngreen spot on the watercan? mmmm…..
Next up… bonefishes maybe!

All done!

I was so excited to get the tape off this morning, but I went to sleep instead just in case the paper might still be a little damp. I am really pleased with the outcome, and with Cobalt Teal - gosh that is just the cleanest, prettiest teal-blue I have ever seen. All the M Graham paints I tried here were like that though, just… really vivid and clear.

The little white dots were made with frisket, and I almost forgot to pick them off. I only noticed because I was like wait.. browngreen spot on the watercan? mmmm…..

Next up… bonefishes maybe!

I think this is almost done! I’m super excited to see what it does tonight. I got into some of the deepest shadows with the Sodalite paint - my poor phone camera can’t pick it up very well, but it’s a super rich and velvety! I’m wishing I hadn’t pushed the underpainting so dark there, that way the granulation could’ve made pretty with the green. Next time I’ll know.

I think this is almost done! I’m super excited to see what it does tonight. I got into some of the deepest shadows with the Sodalite paint - my poor phone camera can’t pick it up very well, but it’s a super rich and velvety! I’m wishing I hadn’t pushed the underpainting so dark there, that way the granulation could’ve made pretty with the green. Next time I’ll know.

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