Friday, 5 September 2014

Silly Frog King

Been asked if I could show my painting process some time ago,
decided to take a few screen caps while I doodle a silly thing.
My 'painting style' varies a teeny bit some times but the general process is pretty much the same.

Silly sketch first.
I actually like to grab any colour and draw out the basic shape and see what goes on from there because I can't wait to mess with colours. (This is just for digital stuff)
I'm learning to sketch first recently. :V

In goes base colours.

Next up, I'll start adding shadows/highlights.
Which is when my layers start to get really messy because I tend to add in certain details first before all the 'shading' is done.
I'll tweak colours during this process too.

Per colour, I'll usually pick a light & dark, and for more shadows,
I'll always use layers of blues or purples with the layer set to multiply/normal but with the opacity lowered.
I really need to expand my colour palette!

More shading and detail adding.
More layers appearing and they ain't even named. orz

Didn't manage to take a screen cap of this before I deleted the layer but,
Wanted him/her (I don't even know haha; _ ;)to have green spots/patches in the face but it wasn't working so tiny cheek freckles instead.

Finally, sometimes, I will add in a silly background which probably doesn't count as a background at all.
And recently, learnt to add in rays of light. It's addictive. Didn't add that in this though.

So yeah. That's about it.
This is, I think slightly more rendered than what I would usually do but, doesn't matter if it's a simple doodle or one with attempted lighting
the process is kinda all the same and simple, I hope.

sketch/base shapes > highlights & shadows > attempting to add details > maybe naming my layers

Also, a lot of heading tilting side to side is involved. I don't know how I'm not getting neck cramps.

Really just going with my gut most of the time, and going with the flow.
"This doesn't feel right" is pretty much all that my brain thinks about while I paint. orz

WELP, hope this was interesting!

Man, that background is so dumb, haha

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Augusty Things

Things from August from the time I got back from the Japan trip~

Eli & Oli inspired girls!
Anyone else has spent days looking at their work?
*I'm not creepy I swear*

A lady was walking in front of me one morning and I decided to try drawing her from memory.
I have really bad memory

Go check out his work cause they are made of magic.

Re-watched Alice in Wonderland with my sister and couldn't stop thinking about it.

Been listening to the title music on repeat too.

Fellow mole bro, Timmy, draws the most adorable moles & I just had to draw some

Bears because of Animal Sweater Sunday!

Finally watched 'Nocturna' after forever and it is too lovely!
And the animation & designs and. Well. Everything!

For the ever amazing Krys & Abby <3


I wanted to do up a post with photos from my Tokyo trip but I'm setting up a tumblr blog for it instead.
Still in the midst of editing the photos so will let you guys know the link when I'm done!

Friday, 25 July 2014

Gonna' be flying real soon.

I'm leaving for Tokyo in a few hours for a bento research-ish trip. *screaming*
It's my first time (I think) going overseas for research so I'm a little nervous about it. 
I'm trying to not pack all my art supplies. Actually that's something I battle with everyday.
My very good friend Lynn is going with me so it's gonna be funnn!

Anyhoo, dumping some recent-ish doodly things before I leave.

Been more busy lately, haven't been able to do gouache sketches these 2 weeks U_U 

My sad sad attempt to start getting into environments and things. These are studies from photographs though, how do people even do these things?! ; _ ; 

Fuzzy wolf dino fella :B

Still can't get all the Bravely Default Artbook awesomeness out of me head! More warrior sword merchant shizz things taking over my sketchbook.

(If you guys haven't gotten Kyle T Webster's dry media pack, I highly recommend it. I mean, look at those stroke textures!)

I don't think I've posted this anywhere besides twitter quite some time ago. I pretty happy with this and seems appropriate to post it now since I'm heading to Japan!

Pip is clearly excited for the trip.

Welp, any updates during the trip will probably be on instagram/twitter.

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Inspired Gouache Fun

Dumping some sketchbook things from this month since June is coming to an end.

Silly griffins:B

Was rather fond of the sketch, decided to try a slightly different colouring process

I recently got "The Art & Flair of Mary Blair" art book after contemplating for months and months and gosh, it's wonderful! She's always been a huge inspiration so couldn't be happier to add it to my bookshelf c:
So I started doing 3x5" gouache sketches, some very Mary Blair inspired of course, in the morning before work when I can,(well, a few done late at night) really enjoying it so far! Hopefully I'll get better at gouache & colour!

I got to attend a lecture by James a.k.a Murfish this week which was very inspiring and kinda served as a reminder as well for me regarding character designing. 
It was held in school, vis dev class was mentioned which made me think back to one of our vis dev assignment which I had to design mermaids with the 3 basic shapes.
I thought of Little Red Riding Hood one night with the shapes and things somehow hence the sketches.

Welp, small bit of blabber along the way but hope you guys enjoyed this.
Till the next update, toodle pip!