So I drew these traditionally about a year ago, and decided to revisit them digitally. They’re from Mark Crilley’s book “Mastering Manga” and I do see some improvement. If I can find where I put the old ones, I’ll post them too.
This is from the Manga book I was using a year ago. “Mastering Manga” by Mark Crilley. Highly recommend.
Wanted to re-attempt. It did feel… slightly easier? And it does look a little better than the original, but this one is digital as opposed to traditional so I’m not sure what impact that had.
Picture of my friend Kat Bolado as a superhero. From two different reference photos – one for the hair and face, and one for the pose.
Think I’ll make this a benchmark piece and redo it annually to see how I’ve improved.
So Becky Lynch is pretty much my favorite wrestler, so I thought it was appropriate that she be my first attempt at fan art.
I drew this at a measly 72 ppi, so I need to go back and redraw it with smoother lines, before attempting to color.
Note to self: avoid “web most common” as a document size.
The image I was drawing from can be seen here: https://goo.gl/images/1dvAuX
So, Skillshare is going well. I’m kind of bouncing around checking out a couple of different things (I know, I know… I’m supposed to focus on one thing for a while to see real improvement, but I also wanna make sure I don’t get bored with drawing and lose my steam like happened earlier this year).
These are some more face studies. This is only about halfway through the course I’m doing so they aren’t done yet.
So, I think it’s pretty evident that I’ve progressed pretty far in my drawing since I started a year and a half ago. I think it’s also pretty evident that I’ve put like NO time in with regards to shading, paint layers, color theory, etc. So that needs work. (so, the green and orange are just so I can tell where value is, and have nothing to do with the intended finished color, just so you know.)
This is from the 3rd Skillshare tutorial by that same guy, Hardy Fowler. Of course, I’m only about 5 minutes into this section regarding value, but a dude’s gotta sleep sometime. More when it’s done.
This is from the same Skillshare course on digital painting.
I’m pretty happy with most of the texture, though the top’s kind of weird, and the blurs on the shadow didn’t quite work as they should’ve still, not bad for a first try.