Starting the second phase of the Artist Project!

Alright, now I feel that I am ready to start phase two of the Artist Project. I have accumulated enough artwork that I feel it can be presented and sold to people locally. I luckily have a friend that is in a college anime club, so I will start there. I also have another friend that works in a Mexican restaurant, so I will work on a couple of more art pieces that I can offer them so that it doesn’t look out of place. I have two pieces that I can offer right now and two more that i can work on and finish. But I want to at least work on two more pieces that actually have some color… So that one is still not ready. I have to start pushing my art a bit more starting now. And the best way to do that is locally, after all, some people only deal with local artists. This will be the second step on increasing my name. Hopefully this helps kick start my popularity. But of course, talent and good work are the most important things in this world. So I have to work on getting even better.

Aqui voy!

Pokemon Ghost Girl Artwork

So I have finally finished the Pokemon Ghost Girl artwork. I was going to do it fully out of watercolors, but I decided to instead touch it up with my Copics which made it pop out even more and gave it a cleaner look. I have tried this before, but I think I have now finally started to get the hang of it so that they can blend seamlessly. Before I had to use so much of my Copic ink since I was still unsure of what I could do so that the colors didn’t look too washed up. Of course this also has to do with me using better watercolors (kuretake gansai tambi). With these I can make the colors do exactly what I want. They are still not as vibrant as the Copics so I do have to rely on them when doing dark backgrounds. But they are great when doing light ones.

For this drawing I decided to do another Halloween themed drawing. Although this is not tied down by it. It should fit at any time of the year since it’s just spooky and it has to do with Pokemon. At the beggining of the year I decided to do a drawing somewhat like this (just as stated in the post before this one). But seeing as I can do both characters I decided to make them two different art pieces. When thinking about the Pokemon Ghost Girl, I started thinking of what importance she would have for the future Pokemon game/s. Seeing  as though she is looking for a certain person. I decided to focus on that. I had her in a room as if waiting for someone. And to make it fit a spooky atmosphere I decided to add ghost Pokemon. To not use up too much space with the Pokemon, I decided to use ghost Pokemon in their first form.

As for colors, I decided to play around with the blues. The main idea is keeping the light and darkness clash against each other but making sure that they blend well together. What do you guys think? Did I accomplish it?

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Also, here are my Youtube videos for this drawing in case you want to learn or just want to see it.

Update on upcoming artwork

Alrighty, so things did not go as planned and I ended up not posting this yesterday. Sorry. I ended up pondering what I wanted to have as the final piece and ended up going a different route from my original idea. Though not much.

Anyway. For this next piece I decided to do another Pokemon artwork. Since it’s Halloween I wanted something a bit spooky. So I went with an idea I had sketched earlier this year.

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It’s a very rough sketch (looks really poor huh), and at this point I was still not sure what character to use. Seeing as I went for something a bit different this time, I can use  Nunotaba Shinobu from To Aru Kagaku No Railgun next time and go with an idea closer to the original (though I will probably change the pose a bit).

In any case, here is the rough idea of what I want. It’s quite simple but I want to play with darkness and light on this one. So it should be interesting. Assuming I do it right.

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Till next time,

-XERO

Yuzuki Yukari – “Halloween Pumpkin Smash” Youtube videos

As mentioned before. I have started to record myself drawing my artwork again. I wont be doing it all the time. But I will be trying to do it at least twice a month or so. Again, it also depends on whether I get request on Youtube. I plan to make another Halloween video aside from this one.

Anyway, here is the Yuzuki Yukari video. There are two versions, a short fast version and a longer slower version that is easier to follow.

Main video: 

Secondary (long) video: 

I do apologize. Looking through the video I noticed that the camera’s safety strap falls into view at the start of the video, and there was a mistake with my emblems popping up a bit earlier than it should. But seeing as it takes massive amounts of time to render an hour long video I decided to just leave it as is and pay more attention next time. I had a lot of difficulties starting up the video. I mentioned before (I think), that I upgraded to Windows 8.1. That means that I had to re-install some programs and transfer some files over to my computer from my external hardrive. And that ate up some time. But, now I have everything set up and ready to have the raw videos just plugged in modified and rendered just like the old times.

Hope this helps the people that wish to learn from my style.

I will add another post later today to let you guys know what I will be working on next.

-XERO

Yuzuki Yukari Halloween Drawing

Back on my Youtube page I was asked to make a video drawing Yuzuki Yukari, a Vocaloid. I had already drawn her before, so I decided to try something a bit different and also try a different version (something I found out while looking for references). I believe she has three different outfits that correspond to different versions of her voicebanks.

Now, as I have stated before. Making a video out of a drawing takes some time. I’m not able to move about freely when drawing, and have to be mindful of what I do so that the camera is able to pick it up and in turn allows the viewer to watch and hopefully learn from my actions. It can get a bit annoying but oh well. I’m sure that with time I will be able to do it much quicker and easier.

As for the drawing, I decided to make it Halloween themed. I had a hard time deciding what I wanted to do with the background of this drawing. After all, I am still planning on making two more Halloween drawings… But after playing around with my rough draft, I finally came upon an idea and just went with it.

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Video will be uploaded to Youtube and linked here as soon as I am done editing it (here’s hoping to have it ready by tomorrow).

In any case, what do you guys think?

Ashita mañana,

-XERO

Plans for October

So here is just a couple of plans for this month. I have three Halloween drawings I have in mind, two that will hopefully please everyone, and one made for me. Aside from that I have one drawing request on my Youtube channel for Yuzuki Yukari. I will probably have that as a Halloween themed drawing as well, but I’m still not sure yet.

Well, that’s all for now. Off to work on them now.

-XERO

One Piece Map Final

I have finally finished this piece. I wasn’t sure exactly what I was going to do with this one. I only had a rough idea of what I wanted. And that was having the Strawhat crews Thousand Sunny with a map as the background. Other than that, I wondered along the way how many details I should add and whether to add color or not. Both seem appealing though. Which one do you think looks best?

I decided to “age” the map with coffee. This was a technique I used once in art class back in middle school. I liked what it did, but I noticed it didn’t darken enough so I had to use some water colors mixed with the coffee water to get the darkness I wanted. Eventually I decided to actually color the map to see what I can do with my watercolor skills and see if I could give the look of aged paper.

I took a bit with this one since I had to let the paper dry. And I actually recorded this one, Which meant I had to be mindful of the batteries. The video will be up at some point or another. I have some plans for what I want to have when I make my official return to Youtube.

Anyway, I have two new pieces I want for this month. The theme? Halloween of course!

Hasta la proxima,

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