10,000 Hours

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Er….what’s this? I have no idea. It just appeared on this app image….WELP, TO SLEEP I GOT THEN MORE INKING TOMORROWWWWWW. I clearly have no idea what I’m doing with digitally coloring anymore. I haven’t LEGIT tried digi color in like…2+ years. 
Say hi to Jin, my morally ambiguous, ostentatious, opportunistic, flirty, overly-confident healer Toxicroak. I guess I’m rejoinging Pokimono once the comic is done? Though maybe I’ll turn in my app sooner since i’d been almost done since October. He should be interesting to play. And SURPRISE, he’s a manipulative pretty boy. Shocking coming from me, I know.

Werp, finished the thing between some more inking, though got a little carried away.

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Er….what’s this? I have no idea. It just appeared on this app image….WELP, TO SLEEP I GOT THEN MORE INKING TOMORROWWWWWW. I clearly have no idea what I’m doing with digitally coloring anymore. I haven’t LEGIT tried digi color in like…2+ years. 

Say hi to Jin, my morally ambiguous, ostentatious, opportunistic, flirty, overly-confident healer Toxicroak. I guess I’m rejoinging Pokimono once the comic is done? Though maybe I’ll turn in my app sooner since i’d been almost done since October. He should be interesting to play. And SURPRISE, he’s a manipulative pretty boy. Shocking coming from me, I know.

Werp, finished the thing between some more inking, though got a little carried away.

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I’ve discovered while working on the comic that I need to take breaks every once in a while, but I often find myself still craving creative stuff during those breaks…so to keep my creativity on a roll I’ve been indulging them a little. Also attempting to shad this with a slightly different technique than previously for kicks =u=b
So yeah, every so often I’ll take a break from the comic and work on something else creative to recharge, which today included working on shading this douchecanoe some. This file has been sitting untouched since like…October and I thought I’d dig it out again =u=b I’ve also made a circle skirt during my comic breaks. Okay not really. I was just really upset last week thursday over something and could not for the life of me concentrate on the comic (I tried but only managed to ink for 45min) so I ended up making the skirt to calm down and release some stress. It turned out rly well tho.

I’ve discovered while working on the comic that I need to take breaks every once in a while, but I often find myself still craving creative stuff during those breaks…so to keep my creativity on a roll I’ve been indulging them a little. Also attempting to shad this with a slightly different technique than previously for kicks =u=b

So yeah, every so often I’ll take a break from the comic and work on something else creative to recharge, which today included working on shading this douchecanoe some. This file has been sitting untouched since like…October and I thought I’d dig it out again =u=b I’ve also made a circle skirt during my comic breaks. Okay not really. I was just really upset last week thursday over something and could not for the life of me concentrate on the comic (I tried but only managed to ink for 45min) so I ended up making the skirt to calm down and release some stress. It turned out rly well tho.

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A friend of mine had a bad day yesterday so I wanted to cheer her up and drew her Teddy QuQ I HOPE YOU HAVE A BETTER DAY TODAY, TYNTYN. Also, she was the one who told me that when you get burned out on art and need to recharge, draw something you want to draw and then get back to what you need to draw…so this was my break from comic C:
Tried some new things, winged most of it without planning, but I’m generally pretty happy with it C:
Mika baby does not belong to me.

Yup. Fineliners, brush pen, and white gel pen on manga manuscript paper.

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A friend of mine had a bad day yesterday so I wanted to cheer her up and drew her Teddy QuQ I HOPE YOU HAVE A BETTER DAY TODAY, TYNTYN. Also, she was the one who told me that when you get burned out on art and need to recharge, draw something you want to draw and then get back to what you need to draw…so this was my break from comic C:

Tried some new things, winged most of it without planning, but I’m generally pretty happy with it C:

Mika baby does not belong to me.

Yup. Fineliners, brush pen, and white gel pen on manga manuscript paper.

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Look, some idiot ‘accidentally’ grabbed someone else’s sweater and put it on when he got out of the shower.
It felt so good to take a breather from the comic and draw this.

Sorry there has been a total draught of art over here, I’ve just been working on the comic and I can’t really show anything for that. BUT I did this to recharge this evening and it was fabulous. Caith is still my muse.
Idk, two hour sketch, various refs.

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Look, some idiot ‘accidentally’ grabbed someone else’s sweater and put it on when he got out of the shower.

It felt so good to take a breather from the comic and draw this.

Sorry there has been a total draught of art over here, I’ve just been working on the comic and I can’t really show anything for that. BUT I did this to recharge this evening and it was fabulous. Caith is still my muse.

Idk, two hour sketch, various refs.

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I did a thing. Wow, I guess I’ve improved a little over the year :| Something clearly happened between May and June, and I know exactly what it is. I rediscovered Ayami Kojima and she started to become a big influence AND I bought the Bridgman’s Complete Guide to Drawing from Life. 

January: Essentially the first comic page I’ve done in recent time, compiled and inked digitally which I decided takes way too long for comics.
February: First traditionally done comic page (save for tones). 
March: Prior to March I never drew in PS with my tablet, only inked and colored things I’d drawn traditionally. This picture was one of the first drawings in which I decided to try to learn to draw on my tablet.
April: April was kinda sparse as far as decent pics because I was working on a Duality round at the time.
May: Messing around in PS, drawn all with my tablet.
June: Kojima+Bridgman=start of style shift and improvement.
July: Mostly burned out on art from Duality, didn’t draw much this month.
August: This is the same character as in the February example. Yeah. YEAH.
September: Lots of good art between August and September and it was hard to pick. Solidifying new style.
October: Not much drawn this month because I was a goddamned lazy bum and was in a pretty big slump. But started on a personal comic project.
November: So you know how March was a sketch/just starting to learn how to draw with my tablet? Well November is how far I’ve come with drawing digitally from start to finish. Yeah. 
December: January was my first comic page essentially ever. December is a work in progress panel for what will be my first published comic. Woah. This is the only Smut Peddler preview y’all are gonna get.

Looking at this all lined up actually makes me kinda proud C: I’m looking forward to 2014, both in art and life, as life is going pretty damned well right now too.

april-lilies:

I did a thing. Wow, I guess I’ve improved a little over the year :| Something clearly happened between May and June, and I know exactly what it is. I rediscovered Ayami Kojima and she started to become a big influence AND I bought the Bridgman’s Complete Guide to Drawing from Life. 

January: Essentially the first comic page I’ve done in recent time, compiled and inked digitally which I decided takes way too long for comics.

February: First traditionally done comic page (save for tones). 

March: Prior to March I never drew in PS with my tablet, only inked and colored things I’d drawn traditionally. This picture was one of the first drawings in which I decided to try to learn to draw on my tablet.

April: April was kinda sparse as far as decent pics because I was working on a Duality round at the time.

May: Messing around in PS, drawn all with my tablet.

June: Kojima+Bridgman=start of style shift and improvement.

July: Mostly burned out on art from Duality, didn’t draw much this month.

August: This is the same character as in the February example. Yeah. YEAH.

September: Lots of good art between August and September and it was hard to pick. Solidifying new style.

October: Not much drawn this month because I was a goddamned lazy bum and was in a pretty big slump. But started on a personal comic project.

November: So you know how March was a sketch/just starting to learn how to draw with my tablet? Well November is how far I’ve come with drawing digitally from start to finish. Yeah. 

December: January was my first comic page essentially ever. December is a work in progress panel for what will be my first published comic. Woah. This is the only Smut Peddler preview y’all are gonna get.

Looking at this all lined up actually makes me kinda proud C: I’m looking forward to 2014, both in art and life, as life is going pretty damned well right now too.

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True facts: Sometimes I’ll sketch out just the rough body on the computer because it’s much easier to adjust the proportions and get them *somewhat* descent that way…and then take a piece of paper and hold it up to the screen and turn the screen on full brightness and trace the rough body shapes I’d drawn in PS onto the paper. And then I take a walk through the lovely Bridgman book and go through body part by body part and try to refine the anatomy. And then I scan it and fix up the still fucked up anatomy mistakes in PS. And then I print it and finish the sketch. 
I am a perfectionist with my pencils :| And will probably end up going through a somewhat similar process for the SP page pencils.
I just like drawing traditionally 5000x better, but PS is necessary for those proportion changes that I’m too anal to leave wrong. 

True facts: Sometimes I’ll sketch out just the rough body on the computer because it’s much easier to adjust the proportions and get them *somewhat* descent that way…and then take a piece of paper and hold it up to the screen and turn the screen on full brightness and trace the rough body shapes I’d drawn in PS onto the paper. And then I take a walk through the lovely Bridgman book and go through body part by body part and try to refine the anatomy. And then I scan it and fix up the still fucked up anatomy mistakes in PS. And then I print it and finish the sketch. 

I am a perfectionist with my pencils :| And will probably end up going through a somewhat similar process for the SP page pencils.

I just like drawing traditionally 5000x better, but PS is necessary for those proportion changes that I’m too anal to leave wrong.