I was seriously rather surprised that it took me this long to finish this drawing. There have been some setbacks on my end due to some complications but it seems like things have been settling down now. So I was finally able to make some advancements these last two days. The bad news is that the next work was pushed back, unless I manage to make a miracle. Cosmos, grant me a miracle! (that’s how Seiya said it right?)
But I will try and make it work, I’ll start with a Christmas themed drawing and move up to a winter one (or maybe two).
Now, a bit on the drawing. I have run out on many of my Copic markers, so I have to buy some refills. But I don’t know when that will be, hopefully soon. Why do I bring that up, well that’s because I had to do this drawing with nothing but color pencils. Except for a few places that I had to do some fixing where some of the color pencil couldn’t color in completely (I used some Copic’s and a white pen). I noticed a couple of “problems”, like the color pencils don’t completely cover the paper completely unless I paste it on heavily (this only works with my PrismaColors). The problem is that I can’t blend them too well at that point. But if I don’t heavily color it, then I leave white crevices (spots) on the paper. This is why I like to use Copics as a base in the bottom. Hmmm…. I made sure to buy a new type of paper that is really smooth to overcome this problem (I used Bristol paper by the way), and although it seriously does reduce these imperfections, it’s obviously not perfect. One thing to keep note of, is that if the object is big, as in it covers most of the paper (like a face portrait) and it doesn’t have many objects and colors in it like my drawing does, then you should have an easier time blending things and make the imperfections less noticeable. Whatever the case, it does give it the distinctive color pencil look. So although my style has evolved to the two process coloring that I have been developing, I’ll leave this as it is.
This drawing was made in commemoration of Kingdom Hearts 2.5 and the upcoming and long awaited Kingdom Hearts III. Made almost exclusively out of color pencils. Drawing made in inspiration of the Kingdom Hearts 3 teasers.
What do you guys think?
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