I just got Corel Painter 2023 and this is my first painting using the updated program. I’ve gotta say, it feels a lot smoother and my favorite brush (Sergeant brush) now has a version that has blending abilities. And I’m not even using the full capabilities of it. It seems like I can also make my own brushes so hopefully I can play around with that at some point.
To commemorate and try out this new version I tried out painting this night fireside scene from Momochi’s “Hatachi Momochi” making of DVD. I really like the colors and expressions that Momochi did during this photoshoot scene and wanted to try and paint it. But I wasn’t too confident a while back so I didn’t do it till now. There’s more scenes in this location that I want to give a try at some point. While Painting I wanted to also paint different paint expressions which led me to the idea of making a simple animation, having moving waves and a flickering fire along with Momochi’s changing expressions. I really enjoyed working on this piece.
The counterpart to my previous painting of Akemi. This time it’s of her after getting in the time loop. I pondered a bit about the background and decided to go with the scene of her fighting against Walpurgisnacht. I wanted a darker background though so made it with twilight colors. The floating buildings are such a stunning visual that I wanted them present.
Since this will be a pairing for the last painting, I have modified the previous painting. I’ll add them both together at a later date.
My favorite fun news channel Internet Today was recently animated by the channel SCP Explained – Story & Animation. Why were their likeness used? I don’t know but that’s what made it even funnier. I’ve been wanting to make fan art for Eliot and Ricky for a while now. This was a fun one.
I started with the background to establish the colors. Then I moved on to Siren Head who I wanted to barely start appearing among the trees. Right behind Ricky and Eliot I wanted a manic SCP-096. I have him running and debris and smoke exploding along his path. But that all ended up being covered by Eliot and Ricky. While I was painting I had the idea to have them running just in front of SCP-096, but I want the duo to be the main focus.
I made two versions of this piece, one where they used Eliot’s old hair style and one where he has his current shaved head. The outfits and gear I modeled after the animation video.
I was having a hard time deciding what to do with the background for this piece. After a couple of failed attempts I played around with a cloud background inspired by the official summer artwork by Tatsuya Endo. Although that was only as a placeholder for the painting process of Yor, I ended up liking it. But it felt empty so I decided to add something else. In the end I ended up painting the city hall building. Manga or anime only showcased one angle of the building though, but luckily it was enough to make out most of the features. Though most of it ended up being covered by Yor. Pretty much all of the painting was done with Toko Suzuki’s brushes.
The first line art of Akemi Homura has now been painted. I wasn’t too sure about what to do with the background since I want to differentiate them from the timid Homura before becoming a magical girl and the new bitter version after having to live her nightmare over and over. I edited the line art a bit before painting.
It took a while but I finally managed to finish this painting to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Berryz Koubou and ℃-ute first known as the Hello Project Kids. I was wondering what I should draw\paint to celebrate and remembered the I believe Hello Morning episode where they announced the finalists who would be joining Hello Project. The delayed reaction of everyone learning that they were all chosen to stay was funny and cute. There was a good delay before they all reacted to the news. This I believe was a great moment to paint since this is where it all began.
Thank you for this past 20 years. And here’s to celebrating the future ones as well.