Before the Confession Line Art

Hey, I’m finally catching up to the latest chapters of Komi-san. I really liked the way the love triangle wasn’t dragged out. Things are more interesting now that the relationship dynamics have changed. Having said that, what I love is the respect and obviously love that Komi and Manbagi have for each other. Despite being love rivals they also take each other’s feelings into account, which of course can be quite painful. I wanted to capture that moment of sacrifice and regret that Komi felt as she couldn’t bring herself to say her feelings and also hurt Manbagi. This whole scenario brought back memories. Ah… to be young.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

Winter Classes Tomoko and Yuri

This painting is done using the line art I made for the first day of Inktober 2021. I kinda wanted a winter setting but the class setting kinda limited that. Even so, I really like the lighting that came from the window. I erased some sections of the lineart on Yuri but overall it was left unedited. I’ve notice another increase in speed when painting. Here’s to painting more throughout the year.

I really want to paint Tomoko in her “land mind” makeup…

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

Indifferent Rei

This piece was much easier to paint now that I had the colors thought out with the Asuka painting. Where applicable I just used the eyedrop tool.

If paired with the previous Asuka piece, than I would think that Rei could care less about Asuka’s provocation and would have her mind in an entirely different place.

Posing and setting was inspired by Momoko Tsugunaga’s Rei cosplay done back in Hello Channel.

I just saw the trailer with Rei planting crops, now all that fan art I saw makes sense. I want to paint her in that scenario as well…

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

Confident Asuka

The base colors were painted using Photoshop so that I could separate each color segments so that I can add to them separately in a different layer. This time I used a different brush using Corel Painter. The brush in question is the real tapered wet flat brush. It has the blending abililties of the the oily brush that I tend to use, but it I can also control the brush size depending on the pressure applied. One other aspect of the brush is the bristle effects it leaves behind as I paint. This can come in real handy when I want to make textures. In this case, it was quite handy on the chalkboard. I was contemplating making the text in Japanese, but I really don’t know the correct way to phrase it. My brother suggested writing it in German but I really don’t think she would waste her time writing in German since she knows nobody would understand her. In the end I just decided to keep it in English. Although since I left the text and chalk drawing in a separate layer, I could always add any text or drawing in the future. I used the pastel brush from Photoshop for the writing/drawings by the way. The line art was complimented with some color ones using the digital brush.

To speed up the process of coming up with the colors for the lighter areas and the shadows I used the divide option for the light layer and the multiply option for the shadows layer.

Posing and setting was inspired by Reina Tanaka’s Asuka cosplay done back in Hello Channel.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

Confident Asuka Line Art

There are always plenty of reasons to do art of Evangelion. This drawing will actually be part of a set, both of which are now completed. But I will upload them later. This was drawn using my maru pen. I started using my flat pencil again for the rough draft, and it really reminded me of how fluid my lines come out compared to using a thin point like with my mechanical pencils which bring out my bad habit of being too rigid.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE