Man, these titles get less inventive as I go.
Haven’t drawn in FOREVER due to travel and such for work right on the heels of the holidays, but I made a point to squeeze something in tonight.
Another lesson from a Mark Crilley book.
I wanted to color it too, but that’ll have to wait until Wednesday.
First lesson from Mastering Manga Volume 3, by Mark Crilley.
I was gonna color it but I’m running into an issue with my prismacolor pens. They smudge something awful with the copics, which means I have to ink after coloring and that does NOT work for me. Need new pens now, apparently.
I’m not super thrilled with the thinner hair strand lines. Definitely need to work on that.
Three stages of completion from another youtube tutorial. I highly recommend checking out his work. I think this is the first tutorial of his that I’ve watched that goes all the way to a finished product, because the rest of the ones I’ve done were mostly focused on structure and proportion. Will definitely be getting into clothing at some point which should do so as well.
This is from Mark Crilley’s Mastering Manga volume 2. The book is mostly about the line art but there’s a colored example I used for reference on this.
I really gotta figure out how to get the colors even. I wonder if I should use a lighter or less saturated color so that I can lay in a few layers and prevent that texture.
This is the same as a drawing I did around a year ago, that I was pretty proud of, but I colored it in this time.the hair didn’t blend as well as I wanted so I tried for more cell-style shading on the face but I think it kinda makes the whole thing less cohesive.
Also, that last chunk was pasted from instagram and shows as a different format here in the text editor. I hope it gets normalized when I publish this.
Here’s the old one.
Here’s the new, colorized one.
I am of course now seeing stuff I missed, like the white spot under the lip, the shading in the ear, and the hair texture. Ah, well. Before I colored it, the line art looked a little better than the original so at least there’s progress.
My sister got me some new Copic markers for Christmas!
So I decided to finally have a go at drawing and coloring something beyond the basic shading I did in Inktober.
I decided on a basic self-portrait.
Not terrible for a first attempt. I rushed through the drawing so I could get to the coloring.
The drawing sucks, but the coloring isn’t terrible. I’m especially pleased with the shading on the hat.
Things I learned: you cannot erase pencil after using these markers. Note to do that going forward next time.
Doing the edges first and then blocking in results in inadvertent rim shading.
Learn how to draw clothes. It is NOT all cake once you get the body drawn.
Also realized I unconsciously avoided hands and feet, so I need to make a point not to Liefeld any more.
The other half of the @mikeymegamega tutorial on “gym fit girls”.
Digital instead of pencil definitely has an impact on how well I do, but it’s because the tablet is more sensitive. Once I’m more confident in my drawing, the lines won’t wobble as much.
From another MikeyMegaMega tutorial. Needta be able to draw those heroines. Took me an hour to do the first 15 minutes of this 30 minute video. I’d do the second half but I gotta get up in six hours for work. Tomorrow, I reckon.
Second half will focus on upper body musculature, as opposed to lower.