Feral Gundam Barbatos Lupus Rex

I recently got to finally see Iron Blooded Orphans. It’s an amazing anime but really punches you in the gut with all the tragedies. It really shows the calamities that come from war and from pushing things too far without reason and the consequences that come from that. If for whatever reason you also haven’t seen it, give it a try. It’s well worth it. Just be prepared to tear up throughout.

On the other side of the coin, you have to admit that Gundams are freakin cool. And Barbatos has become one of my new favorite Gundams. The addition of his tail was such a cool touch. And the alaya-vijnana was such a great addition to the series. It was like Kaio Ken in Dragon Ball Z. What I like about this power ups is that they have limitations and repercussions when used. That makes their usage even more powerful and suspenseful. When I heard the name Barbatos I thought they meant barbarian which I feel fits Mikazuki Augus’s fighting style. But later my brother told me that was the name of a demon (the literal definition of the word barbatos is bearded by the way). Which would make sense why in season two they referred to him as a devil and his pointy chin design.

I wanted to see more of Barbatos in a snowy landscape, thus this painting. This might be the last winter painting for a while, now that we are coming into spring.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

Sayube My Love

The first painting was after I edited the values and saturation. I’m never really fully satisfied after I finish painting so I always end up playing around with the editing. In the end I’m never really sure which way it looks best…

I really like her new single, hoping her the best.

Check it out here:

https://questant.jp/q/sayubee_mylove_download

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

Marin measurements V2

I wasn’t too happy with the first version of my painting of Marin Kitagawa, it just didn’t pop. I wanted Marin to glow because of the sunlight coming from the window. Aside from that, I also added a couple of more details around the whole painting.

The original painting can be seen here:

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

Marin measurements

They really put a lot of details with Marin’s measurements scene. The amount of movement in the animation is amazing. I really wanted to give this scene a try.

When I painted the background and Marin, I felt it was still a bit lacking. When Marin’s body and contours were to my liking, I started playing around with darker shadows and lighter areas to increase the contrast. When I was satisfied, I then added light beams coming from the window behind Marin. I did this with the sergeant brush then changed the layer to hard light.

I’m going to leave the painting as it is now, but I may come back to it at some point later.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

Dragon Ball Bunnies

I went for an 80s anime painting style this time. Doing simple colors can really pop, I need to practice in more simplistic coloring styles. I have a couple of artists that I can learn from. As for this specific drawing, I want to try painting it in my style as well. That will be a future project.

The original drawing was done for Inktober 2021 day 29. I remember that I really wanted to emphasize the more round designs that Toriyama used to use back in the days, a style that much prefer. The painting really helped emphasize the curves which I love.

Still annoyed that Lunch has been forgotten.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

Marin’s Room

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.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

Asuka Kato Ramen

I finally painted my Asuka Kato drawing. This was first drawn for Inktober 2021 day 15. I felt Asuka was too lonely so I added Hina and Uchi. Thinking back, I guess I was imagining Asuka eating in a Ramen Stall or something. But I really liked the Ramen chapter so I decided to have them go back this time in winter. I accidently painted Hina and Uchi in their summer uniforms. Luckily it was a quick fix since they were drawn digitally. Once I had the background and Hina/Uchi painted, I then finished the painting with Asuka.

In this scenario, Yuri actually did get a seat next to Tomoko this time (when I read that chapter, I felt that…). Uchi is of course fixated on Tomoko who is on Asuka’s right (our left). Nemoto being able to read the mood, has noticed us looking at the super cute Asuka eating some ramen. Hopefully this time Asuka doesn’t have any problems again finishing it. One of the reasons I really love Watamote is that even beautiful and I guess idealized people like Asuka are shown to be, well, human. Having to deal with the same problems we all face, be it physical or emotional.

Hasta la proxima,

Nube