I got asked to help draw Lelouch Lamperouge and Kei Kurono, so that took about a week. It has been quite a while since i last did a video so I had to relearn somethings. This also took some time because I took some time deciding about the the format that my videos had. I felt it was time to change it. So, after much thought, I decided to just draw straight from a reference. This is for a couple of reasons. I be able to make the videos much faster. I’ll have a reference that anyone can use to follow along and I will be able to make more videos if needed at a quicker rate. This also means that after finishing a video I can go back to my own projects. Aside from just using references, I also decided to divide the workload. I will not be coloring or shading the drawings in the videos, instead I will only do that if and when I am asked to do so. And also do so in the medium they wish to see. This way the viewer will learn what he/she wants to learn instead of seeing me use a medium that they don’t care for. Again, this also lessens the time i spend making the videos and only put time in the drawings that the viewers wish to see.
Here they are by the way. Hope it helps out some of you guys.
On another note, I had run out of ink for my Copic Markers so I had to postpone a couple of pieces including the Metroid drawing. But I am happy to announce that I have finally managed to order some refills and also some more markers. This is something I am very excited about. With more colors to play with, I can make more color combinations possible. I hope this helps me produce better drawings.
Well, till next time.
I’ve finally decided on a title for the drawing I recently finished featuring Beatrix Kiddo and Arya Stark. It is now available as a print.
Print now available.
Now as for upcoming artwork. I got two requests on my Youtube page on how to draw Lelouch from Code Geass and kurono Kei from Gantz.
On top of that I have another commission dealing with Gundams (I have till the summer to finish that so I don’t have to rush).
But of course I also have to finish that Metroid drawing. I’m glad i waited though, I learned a lot from this last piece. So here’s hoping it comes out better than I had originally hoped.
I had drawn pictures that were large before (I’m talking about the 18 x 24 in. paper), but I never really thought much about time. What I found out was that it took longer than expected. I had hoped to be able to finish the drawing in about a week. But that didn’t happen. It actually took me two weeks and a half. And that is too much time. I feel I can probably cut it to about a week and a half, but that is still quite long. So I will have to increase the price on the detailed drawings for that size (18 x 24 in.).
Now as for what I’m talking about, here is the commissioned drawing I was working on for so long. The main points that I had to work with were, “The bride” from Kill Bill and Arya Stark from The game of thrones. I had to keep “epic”, Mount Everest, Pan’s Labyrinth and a couple of quotes in mind while I was given full artistic control. So this is what I came up with. I was thinking of the hardships they both had to overcome in the name of revenge. And of course, that will have it’s repercussions being represented by the maze up ahead. But if they persevere, there is light at the end of the path (represented by the mountain being lit by the breaking sun). There are other things going on, but I will let you guys discern the rest.
This will be made available as a print (got permission from the customer of course). I scanned a high resolution version, but in separate parts. Which means I have to piece it together first.
There are some more things I will be working on and of course I will finish the metroid drawing as well.
Till next time
Sorry, I was working on a commission and that took longer than expected. But that does not mean I did not document a couple of things I was working on in the mean time. I just didn’t have time to post anything here. But I will be doing so, starting tomorrow.