Here is the final part of this painting of Rei Ayanami. I took many rests as I was finishing it up due to various reasons but I’m glad I did because it gave me a chance to see it with new eyes. On top of that, at some point I finally began experimenting with the blending tool. The soft one is the one I eventually chose to use. For harder blending and separation of colors the sergeant tool is is my best tool. But for certain textures such as the skin I need softer blending sometimes.
Overall this was a fun painting to play around with.
Having PC issues again. After a couple of months my PC begins going into restarting fits. And once they start, they start becoming more and more frequent. Looking around it seems like it might be hardware issues. Perhaps I’m using more power than my power supply can give or it’s my motherboard. Hopefully my PC lasts long enough to last this year.
On the other hand, here is a background for a piece that I’m working on. I thought I was done with it, but after coming back to it I felt there were plenty of things that I could fix. Sadly the PC issues kept messing with my progress. So I had no choice but to reinstall Windows and also all my programs. As I’m writing this, I still need to install my art programs but it’s getting late so I might have to finish that up tomorrow.
I’m pretty sure I mentioned this before, but when I saw the scene with the demon coming out of Bosse. I go this strong resemblance to Tartini’s Dream. A story where he saw and heard the devil composing the most beautiful song he ever heard. With that in mind, I wanted to make a similar scene to that but about Majin laughing at Bojji due to Bosses wish.
This was actually the first time I used tortillones to smooth out the graphite. I really loved the way they work, it was really intuitive.
The scene of the Majin laughing at Bojji gave me a strong image of the image “Tartini’s Dream”. I’ll talk about it more when I finish this piece. The goal is to draw and shade it all in pencil. but this is the line art and the way the scene is composed. For the final piece I will transfer it to another clean paper (I put too much pressure when I draw).
I’ll leave the description as it is for now, I’ll explain more when I make the finished drawing (although inking it would’ve looked nice too).
The colored version of the line art I did a couple of days ago. I wanted to convey the morning light, so I went for a warmer tone. Looking at the furniture, decorations and items on the anime, some of them were altered and yet others were kept quite faithful to the manga. I’m really impressed by the amount of details in this series. I really do feel the love for it by the animation studio.
For Marin’s outfit, I chose the look she had when Gojou visited her home in chapter 18-19. There’s quite a lot of details on the pillows/cushions and Marin’s shorts, which had me a bit worried. What I did was paint in the base colors and played with the lighting, and then added the details/patterns. Luckily I have enough experience now painting things like this so painting them in didn’t take that long. The posters and specially the Shizuku-tan body pillow were like painting a whole separate character.
Once I had the colors that would dictate the values and hue, Marin was painted last of course. While working though, I did have to modify things accordingly. This is definitely the biggest advantage of painting digitally. I had a slightly less saturated color scheme but I liked the warmer feel that I ended up with.
With this finished, I will reward my self with the two latest episodes of the anime.
Here is the painted version of this drawing. I’ve been watching Hilda lately and wanted to try out a muted, I would even say pastel colored painting style. I really liked the way it came out. Using only one type of color and multiply to make the shadows really speeds up the process of shading and leave a really uniform and clean look. No wonder people use it. ReZero was great this season, was quite an emotional one. Specially after what had happened last season. Can’t wait till the second part of this season is finally released. In the meantime here is a happy break from all that suffering. They all deserve it.
Here is the start of a new painting for this year’s Christmas. I wonder how many I will be able to do before the 25th? It seems like I’m having less trouble just drawing what I have in mind so the process is much quicker. I actually had this thought last night before I went to sleep. Luckily I still remembered it today.
Was actually planning on painting it today but I had some obligations I had to do today so only the lineart will be done today.
As the whole world is trying to deal with the Corona Virus pandemic I felt I should at least make one piece about it. I just sketched some ideas and began painting as soon as I felt the idea was close enough. I really wanted to make another piece with ガしガし‘s style again. I was debating whether to make Corona’s image more closely related to the virus itself or make one up based on the name Corona. So I did the latter. Just after finishing it, I decided to add some saliva and dark shadows to Corona V.
Stay inside everyone, let’s end this virus together.