Playing in GIMP again. This sketch took around ~30 minutes (threw a couple attempts away first, haha).
I like working in blue first for the sketch, even in digital art. Added some quick grayscale shading to check lighting/values. I intended this to be a fantasy piece, but it looks more like a panel from a superhero comic now! XD
If I continue painting this piece, what do you think the colors of her dress and cloak should be? I was thinking black & red, but I’m already using those for the Onyx and Sardonyx piece, so hm. Any suggestions?
Welcome back! This week ws the final week of Draw Everything June II. Run by Sailor Sakky on deviantART, Draw Everything June is a figure-drawing challenge with a new reference photo posted every weekday. You can read the rules here: Draw Everything June 2: 2017 Edition.
I’m very pleased with the progress I made over the month – looking back at the first few days, even drawing from reference the poses seem more awkward. Now I feel more comfortable with reference photos and with using a (slightly) more realistic style. Mission success! \(^o^)/ But I’m also a little sad it’s over. Well, there’s next year’s challenge to look forward to!
Here were the last five drawings from the challenge. Enjoy!
“. . . No.”
Thought I was falling, but then you caught me.
Lithe grace, aloof beauty, quiet deadliness. . . this is the Dance of the Tiger.
A kick is just a kick.
Time to dance the night away!
And with that, we are officially done! Thanks for joining me this month as I attempted Draw Everything June 2!
Now I’m going to try to take a breather from daily challenges. . . at least until Sketchtember rolls around. XD Until then, I have some paintings I want to finish and a couple of other fun posts to work on. So see you next week!
Welcome back to Week 2 of Draw Everything June! Run by Sailor Sakky on deviantART, Draw Everything June is a figure-drawing challenge with a new reference photo posted every weekday. You can read the rules here: Draw Everything June 2: 2017 Edition. For week 2, there were a bunch of challenging poses – so I’m really happy it’s the weekend and I can recharge a little, haha! But enough talking, here are the sketches! Enjoy.
Sometimes after a victory, Vivi would play beautiful music. The graceful way she played and danced earned her the nickname The Violin Fairy.
Annalia: Hey, Leader. Why do I have to be the one to crawl through ventilation?
Leader: Because you’re the quietest.
Annalia: . . .
Leader: What, you thought I’d send Miss Violin Fairy? She’s a great asset to our team, but stealth. . . is not her strong suit. Well, she is a performer after all.
Annalia: . . . 😦
And so, Annalia ended up in the ventilation. 🙂
Sometimes you just have to do what needs done.
A free agent who encounters the Squad, the mysterious gunslinger appears and vanishes again just as quickly. What is her objective? Is she friend or foe? No one knows anything about her. . . not even her name.
Time to take care of business.
You thought they left the base defenseless? Think again.
See you next week!
I’m still in a flower-inspired mood, so have a sketch of Cloud as a Lady of Spring! In keeping with the witch drawings I did last Inktober, Cloud is the character I turn to when I want to draw flowers and spring-like themes. She’s just so optimistic and sweet herself that it seems a natural fit! (◕‿◕✿)
I’m looking forward to coloring her – but I’m still a little inexperienced with watercolors – so I’m a little nervous. *sweats* I should start with something simpler, yet I can’t stop drawing such complicated sketches. orz Oh well, practice practice!
If you have any watercolor tips, or a good tutorial to recommend, I’d really appreciate it! Let me know in the comments below! (^u^)
For the last day of May, I have one last #Mermay sketch to share with you! This picture was actually my first concept for #Mermay, but the last finished – there were a few structural flaws with the original thumbnail that took me a while to work through. In the end, though, I’m glad I stuck with it. She looks happy playing with her starfish friend, doesn’t she?
- Time: 2+ hours
- Materials: Stathmore 300 gram watercolor paper, 0.7 mm mechanical pencil
And the mermaid sketches keep on coming! (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧ Today we have Mermaid Nutmeg swimming with her yellow tang friends!
Last time Nutmeg appeared on Strike A Spark, she was a witch. This time she’s a mermaid. Fantasy just seems to follow her around, doesn’t it? She’s super cute as a mermaid, but I kind of miss her bunny ears. . . . TT_TT
Again, Cloud will be painting this piece, so please look forward to seeing the finished result! And keep an eye on her blog: Cloud’s World Of:
- Time: 2 hours
- Materials: Strathmore 300 gram watercolor paper, 0.7 mechanical pencil