10,000 Hours

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Soooooo, I bought nearly $300 worth of screentones and manga supplies form another user on dA and this drawing has been sitting around half inked for about two months. I’d really wanted to tone the image but I had no tones and then WELP I JUST GOT A BUNCH FRIDAY so I had to tone this. This is literally 100% traditional. NOT. A. THING. IS. DIGITAL. Also, I drew the dragon, that’s not a tone because a friend asked me about that when I showed him a WIP. Every place you see a pattern it was cut out by hand with an x-acto knife. It was pretty ambitious for my first legit toned drawing, but I am pretty fucking pleased. Except that tones done scan very well and I had some grit on my scanner it looks like. But whatever. I wanted to make it look like one of those chapter divider pages you see in manga 8D Pretty damned stoked about tones and stuff, not going to lie. And Jin bby being all sullen. Tools: Faber Castell fineliner pens (XS, S, and M), Copic black marker, Bic Atlantis ballpoint pen (hair), sakura micron 005, gelly roll white pen, Deleter 10% low density tone, Deleter wood grain tone, I.C. 20% tone, Deleter SE-611 tone, I.C. manga manuscript paper 110kg, and an x-acto knife with a new super sharp blade @_@I don’t have a desk so I work while sitting on my bed and I dropped the x-acto knife while working and cut a hole in my pillowcase ._. Also I keep finding screentone bits in my bed. Oops.Took 12 hours-ish just to tone it, idk about drawing and inking it since I drew and inked it over two months.Photo ref of myself used.

Soooooo, I bought nearly $300 worth of screentones and manga supplies form another user on dA and this drawing has been sitting around half inked for about two months. I’d really wanted to tone the image but I had no tones and then WELP I JUST GOT A BUNCH FRIDAY so I had to tone this. 

This is literally 100% traditional. NOT. A. THING. IS. DIGITAL. Also, I drew the dragon, that’s not a tone because a friend asked me about that when I showed him a WIP. 

Every place you see a pattern it was cut out by hand with an x-acto knife. It was pretty ambitious for my first legit toned drawing, but I am pretty fucking pleased. Except that tones done scan very well and I had some grit on my scanner it looks like. But whatever. 

I wanted to make it look like one of those chapter divider pages you see in manga 8D Pretty damned stoked about tones and stuff, not going to lie. And Jin bby being all sullen. 

Tools: Faber Castell fineliner pens (XS, S, and M), Copic black marker, Bic Atlantis ballpoint pen (hair), sakura micron 005, gelly roll white pen, Deleter 10% low density tone, Deleter wood grain tone, I.C. 20% tone, Deleter SE-611 tone, I.C. manga manuscript paper 110kg, and an x-acto knife with a new super sharp blade @_@

I don’t have a desk so I work while sitting on my bed and I dropped the x-acto knife while working and cut a hole in my pillowcase ._. Also I keep finding screentone bits in my bed. Oops.

Took 12 hours-ish just to tone it, idk about drawing and inking it since I drew and inked it over two months.

Photo ref of myself used.

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Boop, more work on this. Totally forgot to time anything and I was watching Perfect Blue and Paranoia Agent and chatting while working anyways. 
I’m trying to make it look like one of those chapter divider illustrations in manga and I think it’s working so far. Still gotta fine tune the blacks on the left, draw the pattern on his clothing, and screentone it.
Woot for over render hair with no discernible light source *D

Boop, more work on this. Totally forgot to time anything and I was watching Perfect Blue and Paranoia Agent and chatting while working anyways. 

I’m trying to make it look like one of those chapter divider illustrations in manga and I think it’s working so far. Still gotta fine tune the blacks on the left, draw the pattern on his clothing, and screentone it.

Woot for over render hair with no discernible light source *D

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kotsuso asked: The Muscle Dick technique is an ancient and formidable family secret, passed down through the Armstrong family for generations!

THAT’S WHAT PEOPLE WERE SAYING IN THE STREAM TOO. 

Though I think he’d have a more beefy and less pearled dick. But yes. Muscle dick.

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Uhhhh….so I knew I’d improved in the last few years drawing with my tablet….but I did not realize how much ._.;;;;

First set is the first time I livestreamed with my tablet and really like the first times I tried drawing with my tablet and i remember it being really stressful because I didn’t know how to draw anything but 3/4 faces and that drawing on the tablet was really hard.

Well because of Duality OC seeing everyone draw on tablets i tried to learn and over the last year and a half have really tried to actually learn to draw on a tablet. Thus the last pic.

First set: January 2012

Second pic: Today, July 2014

Though the time put in each is obviously different, but the point is still the same.

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Livestreamed for people’s characters because I got my new tablet and haven’t drawn with a tablet since about last september so i really needed the practice. Both have some problems, but overall I’m actually fairly pleased for how long I’ve been out of practice. 

Martine belongs to Michi, Renji belongs to Xiki. 

About 5 hours total for the both. Lineart just takes me 5evah. 

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