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Digital illustration sketch

Thought I’d share process photos of this recent Krita illustration.
I started the sketch with a colour my niece was drawing with before me (she loves using my equipment and I can never say no – she’s so delightfully careful for a 5 year old so she’s earned my trust easy, but mostly its just plain fun with her around if I’m really honest).
I’ve found drawing with a different colour peps you up a bit so I think I’ll just keep doing it.
This is not done yet, I think, so I’ll leave it at this stage for now.

 

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Digital · Sketches

Unposted sketches

These are a few sketches from my absence that I didn’t get to post on here. I was posting on instagram for a bit to try and keep myself going. I mentioned on there that sketching was basically all I seemed to be able to churn out. I’m working on getting out of that funk though, so, soon I’ll be experimenting with colour again and also fleshing out some rougher sketches (like the ones below).

Digital · Sketches

Purple Girl

This was from one of the sketches I posted a while ago.

I’m working on a few sketches right now but I really liked this one and had to share… still working on it but I used a new technique using the multiply option on the layers – I learned this from a tutorial I found by Littleulvar over at deviantart. Also, I’m giving Photoshop a go as well. So far so good ^_^. After having tried a few digital painting programs I understand why its so widely used. It has a lot of perks and is easy to use (and there are loads more tutorials out there) …but I still love Krita.

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Male character sketch

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So this is where I am today. I did a little more digital practise. This time focusing more on the different brushes and looking to create different textures.

The main point was to limit the amount of brushes I’d switch between in future. This was successful; I managed to save a few presets that I’m happy with for both sketching and colouring. Hopefully this should allow me to create more fluidly in future.
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Digital · Line-art · Sketches

Digital Sketching practise

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I used an old traditional sketch to work on this. I’m still getting warmed up to digital painting again. And to the painting program I’m using – Krita. I only got to use it for a short while before my old drawing tablet broke and its since been updated to a 3.0 version. Its a cool little tool, plus I love supporting free and open source software so thats extra feel good points for me. ^_^

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Character Sketches

So I’m still having a dry spell in terms of getting something paint worthy. But there’s hope… I’ve got these sketches that are looking promising but still have a little a long way to go.

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She is an elfin character. I’m more happy about this drawing than the others but I’m not sure… I need to add more detail or figure out how I’ll be painting. Choosing colours is also giving me a problem..
face_sketch
This one is fantasy inspired but lacking in detail… I’m not sure where I want to go with it.
long_hair_blue_sketch
She is a character I generated using the Seventh Sanctum website (a quick google lead me there) . She is a playful girl with pale skin, slanted eyes, and long blue hair that reminds you of a river… I won’t put the whole description but I’m using it to practise drawing specific characters to challenge myself.
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This was a picture of a model that made me want to create a character…still needs fleshing out.

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Busy Busy Busy

Today I have a mixed-up post.  Firstly I want to show you some sketches I’m really happy with. I’ve gotten five drawings better (in my mind when I started off I would draw a whole lot of rubbish sketches before I got one right, then that went to about 3 now I’m at 4/5 good drawings in a row AND on a single page lol)

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I didn’t even have time to clean these up. But yeah I consider this progress! 😀
The scanner cut this off and I don't have the chance to re-scan but not much is cut off anyway.
The scanner cut this off and I didn’t have the chance to re-scan but not much is cut off anyway.

The most time consuming thing I did today was preparing to ship off some originals that have been purchased (^_^!!!).
I revamped my image and I’m loving the new look. I used my little doodle cutouts to create a new invoice template, and business cards, finally.
And then I also painted bookmarks to go with (I love adding freebies – who doesn’t ^_^). I love mail and equally love posting stuff so putting it all together was tons of fun.

cutting up the printed business cards
cutting up the printed business cards.
Final business card design... tried to keep it super simple.
Final business card design… tried to keep it super simple… and yeah I added digital art on there ^_^ – I think I’d like to pursue this more seriously and putting it on the card seals the deal in my mind.

And Finally, I also have pictures of the little bunny I mentioned a while ago… its been 3 weekends already and I haven’t been able to get it right.
Adding in the eyes and mouth (which I’ve decided to embroider) is rather tough. I only get to crochet on weekends and I’ve made 2 bunnies already and while my nieces love them I’m hoping third times the charm with this one. lol *crossing fingers*

If you’re interested – this is the pattern here.

 

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This is the latest bunny – so far I’ve sewed his head, body and one foot… slow progress I know!
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This was the first bunny (before doing the eyes) basically the pieces come together to look like this. Also I changed the needle I was using ’cause the stitches weren’t tight enough.

 

Hope you’ve had a fantastic weekend!

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Sketches and Sketches

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I’ve been doing a lot of sketching in between lately. Not much to show but I’m enjoying the progress!

I always think it would be cool to play around with digitally adding to my sketches but I don’t ever get to it. I used to paint digitally long ago but my tablet pen broke (it wasn’t a Wacom otherwise I’d just have gotten a replacement) and now I have to use the mouse pad on my laptop and just the thought of doing anything complicated like painting on it makes me lazy. But lately I’ve been feeling like there might be a way around it… I’ll play around and let you know if I’m successful ^_^

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Sketches

Inky Sketches

I didn’t have a lot of time this week to do much painting. I got a few sketches  done but couldn’t upload ’cause of silly connection issues.
Anyway, I’m excited because I’ve been sketching in ink (the Mitsubishi Unipin fine liner in 0.3 and the Copic Ciao brush pen to be exact) and I haven’t made a mess of it as I thought I might initially.
These are the sketches I’m most happy with.

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Sketch dump!

Sometimes I imagine I’d enjoy a career illustrating stories. So, every now and then I work towards getting better at just drawing. Even though I don’t have any goals set in that direction right now.
I have a hard time with feet and hands (and faces without a reference) so since last week I’ve been sketching in between. Heres what I’ve got if you’re interested.

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Hands and feet are so strange to draw!

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I always find I cant help drawing a little person at the end of my sessions… although for all my hand drawing practice, I wouldn’t say those hands are very convincing!

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More recently, I sketched more seriously – four drawings I plan on turning into paintings. One I’m already done with and will post progress pictures soon.

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Thanks for reading!! \(*^v^)/

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