Xero Drawing – Alice and her Grimoire (COMMENTARY)

Time spent: 12 hours 24 minutes
Materials used: Sakura 0.7 mechanical pencil, Fiber Castell Graphite Sketch Set, ruler, eraser, Faber Castell Perfection 7056 pencil eraser, Berol Draughting pencil, my fingers (to smooth out pencil markings).

So as you have noticed, I have changed a couple of things around for this video. The biggest is that I have decided to just eliminate my voice narration and instead keep the banner comments on their own. The microphones I had at hand were just no good and it took longer to make videos, taking away from my ability to draw without stress or lack of time. This, I believe will be the best format. After leaving for a while and being rather inconsistent in content and quality I lost many regular viewers, so I am starting again from scratch. Lets make this a popular and informative series of videos that you can all look forward to.

One thing about the drawing I would like to mention is that it isn’t quite done yet. I can still do a couple of additions to it, such as adding color to it. But that will be for another video of course.

Hope you guys enjoy the new format, and learn much more this way.

-XERO

 

Xero Drawing – Erza Scarlet Yūen no Koromo (COMMENTARY)

Time spent: 9h22m

Materials used: Mechanical pencil, ruler, eraser, Faber Castell eraser pencil
Colored Pencil: water color PrismaColor – peacock blue, ultramarine blue, french grey 20%, true blue, violet, black, crimsom red, lilac, white, blush pink
PrismaColor – ginger root, peach, beige, cream, sand, light peach, 20% french grey, lilac, parma violet, dark purple, mulberry, carmine red, pink, process red, yellowed orange, crimson lake, 50% warm grey, 70% cool grey, 70% warm grey, 50% gold Grey, White, Black
Crayola – pale rose, violet, brown, taupe, lemon yellow, jade green, harvest gold, magenta
Rose Art – violet, orchid
Verithin – dahlia purple
Ultra Color – purple

 

We have made it to the second video, this time the objective is Erza Scarlet from Fairy Tail. A good series (that relies on way too much fan service…). For this drawing I thought I would only use color pencils and nothing else. I figured I would try to show different techniques that can be implemented with different tools. The most common one that people can easily get their hands on are color pencils. They are rather versatile and can leave some really good effects, but only if used right. I’m mainly a pencil type of artist so I’m a bit shaky when it comes to coloring. But I have been practicing and coming up with new methods ever since I decided to go pro. I’ve actually been starting to understand how to fully utilize the full potential that color pencils possess. And that is what this video will be about.

Hope you guys enjoy the new format, and learn much more this way. Till next time.

-XERO

 

Xero Drawing – Kirito (COMMENTARY)

Time spent: about 6 hours (sorry lost actual time)

Materials used: mechanical pencil, ruler, eraser,
Sakura micron pen set,
Sakura gelly roll sets: Glaze + Moon and white classic pen
Copic Markers: 100, 0, w1, w3, w5, w7, c1, c3,c5,c7, e00, e01, e31, r00, rv11, bv00, bg75, bg18, b0000, b01, b05, bg10
Colered Pencils: Crayola – cerulean, turquoise, sky blue, black, slate, gray, silver, sand, peach, tan
Rose Art – pale flesh, soft peach, peach
PrismaColor – white

 

So the new video is finally up. It took me such a long time to finish it. Mainly because I had to do a intro and ending sequence. I have begun using Sony Vegas Pro, so it took me a while to get used to it. Sadly one thing I noticed was that the more I rendered it, the more the quality of the video went down. So I will have to be careful how I edit videos from now on so that this does not happen again. I apologize for the somewhat blurry quality of the video. As well as for taking long to even post this. I am currently working on the third video so that I wont fall behind, I really want to do this on a weekly basis.

If you notice, I don’t talk throughout the whole video. I figured I would focus on certain things for each video, in a way the highlights or the parts that I thought were important for you guys to know. But, this is what I think you guys want to know. So if you feel there are some things I should touch upon let me know in the comments, and I will integrate it on a future video.

With that out of the way. Now for the actual video. For the first video we will be drawing Kirito from SAO. I figured I would change things a bit more with these new videos and try to challenge my self. For one, I rarely do action poses, so I decided to do it with this drawing. Also, I had some new techniques I have had in my mind for quite some time, so I figured what the heck. There are two things that gave me problems along the way though. For one, some of my Copics ran out of ink part way. And the second, I bought this small sketch book made for water colors so that I could draw backgrounds without using too much of my materials. The problem was that it was not Copic friendly, it was far too corrugated so the ink did not blend well (it left a lot of white spots) so it didn’t look good. I had to spend hours fixing that. I actually planned on having this video up last Friday, but oh well.

Before ending, would you guys like seeing me do the backgrounds as well? Let me know if so.

Hope you guys enjoy the new format, and learn much more this way.

-XERO