Akemi Homura glance – Corruption

I wasn’t really sure how I would merge these two paintings. I know I wanted them to be back to back, so I flipped them accordingly. The colors were also not where I wanted them, so I adjusted them to their current form. When I put them on the same canvas there was a gap between them which had me stumped. At first I filled it in with some solid colors that made a clear separation between them. But that was just too simple and boring. Then I finally figured out that I could just merge them and have them interact with each other. I first had the backgrounds blend with each other. As I kept working I finally came to the realization that I could have both versions of Akemi back to back with their clothes appearing on each other’s side of the canvas. Then the idea of having hair strands move from the shy Akemi to the hardened Akemi came to my mind. Luckily the idea worked out. There was still something I felt was missing though. That’s why I decided to add the soul gem between the two Akemis. Behind the soul gem I wanted light to be emanating from it, but when I darkened the left side it looked a lot like feathers so I changed the original concept to be a wing motif. I think this version of both of them together looks much better.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

Kimono Muscle Girl drawing 2

It’s been a while since I last worked and uploaded one of the three drawings (inked) of Michiko Nishiwaki from the movie My Lucky Stars. Once I learned how inking works, I can just jump in and draw without much thought. Even more so doing it digitally since I can undo any sections that I don’t think quite work. It’s actually quite therapeutic.

Hasta la proxima,

-Nube

Tennis Momochi in 4 styles inked-hatched

I’ve had these inked and hatched Momochi drawings waiting for over a month, it is now time to finally upload them. Working with the line art, I also wanted the line art and inking to compliment each other. Somehow, less facial features works better. Once the details get too close to realism, certain facial features have to be drawn in a more realistic way otherwise it can make the face look off. I think playing with the line thicknesses can either help or hurt as well. I’ll have to experiment more to find out what works at certain times and what doesn’t.

Luckily there’s plenty of Momochi drawings I want to draw so I can practice more.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

Akemi Homura glance

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.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

Yor Berlint assasin

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.

https://tokosuzuki.gumroad.com/

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

Akemi Homura glance Timid

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.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

Ai no Dangan Momoko animation 1st

Took me about three weeks… but I finally have the first pass of animating my drawing of Momochi in her “Ai no Dangan” outfit. There are a couple of things I need to still edit, I also feel that making it twice as fast will help. Then there is the whole stretching and compressing when Momochi moves to make it more dynamic. There’s still so much I have to learn.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

Creator Clash iDubbbzTV VS. Doctor Mike

The final and main fight. iDubbbzTV VS. Doctor Mike. This fight was intense, There was heart, power, drama, skill, it had everything.

But before all of that we had the US national anthem sung by Airsoft Fatty. He did not disappoint. His presence was a nice little surprise, I hope he is a recurring aspect of the event.

At the beginning it was somewhat equal, but as time went on you could see the experience and physicality of Doctor Mike taking the edge. As he kept catching headshots, Ian’s technique began to suffer. It got to the point that Ian was forced to work it more as a slugfest whenever he recovered some energy. Despite Mike’s accuracy, he seemed to leave his body wide open throughout the fight. If Ian managed to add more power to his punches then the fight might have gone a bit differently. As long as both could hold out till the last rounds, they would have gone even harder and shown their strategy play out. This was an impressive fight, as it stands it seems like both are open to fighting again if Creator Clash 2 does happen. Ian so far seems to be pointing to yes.

The fight can be seen at this time 3:23:23 :

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE