Colored one from a few weeks ago. I like the other one a bit better, but honestly I did better on this one. I just made new mistakes this time because I got cocky. Turns out, marker is more than happy to bleed across your ink lines.

I was trying to layer some green in her left eye (my right) and it oversaturated and bled onto her face.

Mastering Manga volume 3, first lesson

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.

MikeyMegaMega tutorial – short, dark hair

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.

Mark Crilley exercise in Copic

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.