More of my own medieval Blake… I tried out something new today. It didn’t turn out how I wanted but ohhhh weeeeeeeell. It’s not like it’s… bad…
I got a new brush pen and I wanted to test it out. Freehanding based off a reference feels so therapeutic and relaxing. The Spine ended up kinda wonky since I was being careless about angling the paper properly and using enough lighting, haha, but I’m pretty proud of the other two.
I think it’s kind of ironic how scars show the wear and tear on your body, the passage of time, yet most of the them are so small it’s impossible to remember when or how you got them. They just kind of… show up, and before long it’s impossible to remember not having them. My right hand is full of little nicks. I like them a lot. Sometimes I wonder if anyone will ever know the marks on my body as well as I do. I mostly doubt it.
Happy New Years to y’all who are celebrating. I don’t. I know I used to, but I can’t remember those times either. In recent years I usually stay at home with my family, maybe invite a friend or two, and watch the final moments of the countdown on tv.
I’ve never really cared for the start of a new year. Each day comes and goes so fast, and the first of January never feels any different than the others. I personally don’t believe that a new year is something that can change a person. “New year, new me,” sure, alright, if the date is something that can change your mindset, go ahead, I won’t intrude… but I can only believe that change comes from within. Change is something you make with your own hands.
My friend Alex asked me the other day how I do my lines, and I did a real shit job of explaining, so I decided to make a walk-through with screenshots that shows my digital painting process.
Sorry if any part of it is hard to see.
And yup, I do my work in SAI using almost exclusively the brush tool and a single layer. Sometimes I keep the characters separate from the background, but that’s it. My digital art ranges from about 1 layer to 5, tops.
Time to bake some more cookies… I’m the only able-bodied person in the house besides my mom (who’s always working)… S2G, there would be no Christmas in this house if it weren’t for me.
Just a lil’ quickie to relieve some stress tonight… I can’t wait for next week, I’m getting a haircut. I wanna chop it all off. I want something short that I can spike up like that. Something that I don’t even have to brush. I’m pretty sick of my hair.
Just a quickie… I haven’t done any decent drawing for a few days. Gotta release some of that steam.
I got a haircut today! Before and after, heheh. I started keeping it all swept back, which admittedly I started to like a bit.. but shorter is better. Betcha if I part my hair in the middle I’d look like Eren Jaeger…