Monkey in Cranes Shadow movie scene

Because I was imagining this as a scene from a movie, I played around with some additional layers of film grain from a 70s movie. Of course I had to change the dimensions of the canvas so I expanded it, and added more background. I feel it gives it a nice touch.

Hasta la proxima,

-Nube

Monkey in Cranes Shadow

The original line art was done for Inktober 2021 day 14.

With the idea of paying homage to the final scene where Jackie Chan defeats the Eagle clans master, I chose to make the background have that Chinese mountains look. For the Naoko painting I did last time I went for a flat painting style. This time I went for for my current painting style. I started with Tao Pai Pai and then painted Goku. Tao Pai Pai was actually quite simple, Goku’s hair though I had to think about. How could I keep his iconic hair style but also make it not so flat. That’s why I started playing around with crazy hair strands going every which way. I quite like what I ended up with. For the line art, I had an idea that I had in mind for a while. Usually I was selecting the white areas around the line art sot that I could isolate them from the background. But selecting the line art only and making a separate layer and filling it with the paint bucket tool. From there the line art is now isolated and I can modify it any way that I want. This has made the process much simpler. On top of that I started changing the color of the line art so that it’s not just black which I think gives the painting more versatility.

Hasta la proxima,

-Nube

Majin Sonata

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.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

Majin Sonata Line art

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).

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

XP Pen Reconstructed Masterpiece Napoleon Bonaparte

This is my second entry for the “XP Pen Reconstructed Masterpiece” contest. While looking for famous masterpieces I had seen the Napoleon painting before I had decided to paint the Van Gogh painting I made prior. I know I wanted to do something with this recreation, but I didn’t have an idea until this past weekend. I started with the motorcycle first which took the longest since I was mashing different motorcycles together until I arrived at this design. Next came Napoleon which went faster than I thought. I debated whether to have his face uncovered or at least his eyes, but decided to go with a closed helmet in the end. When I finally finished the background I was about to call it done but felt it needed something more when I was looking at the soldiers in the background. After some thought I decided to add a jet which fit perfectly in the blank space and to top it off, also merged well with Napoleon’s hand gesture.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

XP Pen Reconstructed Masterpiece Bandaged Van Gogh

This will be the actual entry to the contest, now that it’s completely painted. I debated with going with a more painterly style or a more anime like style. After playing around a bit, I decided to go with the anime style. I tried to keep the same color scheme. I added some static to the background which for some reason intensified when I resized the whole painting to a smaller size. I contemplated whether to add some blood to the piece but decided against it…

For the background, if I remember correctly (I think I learned this in art class when I was in middle school) Van Gogh was a fan of Japan. A bit of an Otaku. So I thought it would be fun to play around with that idea with the paintings in the background.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

XP Pen Reconstructed Bandaged Van Gogh Lineart

There’s a contest currently going on by XP Pen which I hope to enter. This line art has been waiting for me to paint it for a couple of days, weeks? It’s been a while… But I should be able to start painting today.

The theme is “Reconstruct Art Masterpiece”, meaning that they want artists to get a famous masterpiece from anywhere in the world and do a parody of it, modernize, change it to our style etc. Seems like a fun theme. There doesn’t seem to be any restrictions when it comes to the number of entries, so I will probably make one or two more. We’ll see. I went with an E-girl take on Van Gogh’s bandaged ear self portrait. Except this time it’s a modern selfie.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

Creamy Annie

My brother told me about this character from Skullgirls on Saturday who he said I should try to paint. When I saw the release trailer of the character I was getting some really strong Creamy Mami vibes. Surely it was at least one of the inspirations. While I was searching for references I found out that Amazon Prime has this series which is awesome. The character herself (Annie) seems like a really good character. Her attacks are really fun to look at. And it was through that, that a lot of the anime influences were showcased. Including Dragon Ball.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

Ranma the Jet Saotome

Today’s Pixiv theme is suspenders, which automatically reminded me of the character played by Benny the Jet Urquidez on the film “Wheels on Meals”. What I loved about the 80s was that they had the same love for Hong Kong movies which is always an amazing treat when I find out what they are referencing as I watch an episode. Ranma basing a whole lot of it’s aesthetic in all types of martial arts movies but having that fun aspect that was seen in 80s movies thanks in large part to Jackie Chan. Truth be told I was planning to just paint Benny but I soon just had the urge to paint Ranma. I really like these light pastel colors.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

The Child Cassette

I finally got a chance to start watching the Mandalorian. And it’s just as good as everyone was saying. Of course Baby Yoda was just as adorable as people were saying as well. Actually, he is even more adorable than I could have imagined. Now I understand why so many people love him so much. While looking through some of my reference photos I came upon an ad for the Panasonic RQ-JA160 Cassette player that featured Yoda.
This is the one: https://64.media.tumblr.com/987a43724700b0ccb0568355a3ab74ed/tumblr_ng9revXOCW1rknqk3o1_1280.jpg

I thought it would be a good parody. I’m not too far into the lore of the Mandalorian but surely they are still in the past if we use our timeline as the base mark right? So this is future technology that is being featured. I decided to use the white model since I prefer that color for my electronics. And I think this Cassette player really looks good in white. Perhaps when I get a chance I will revisit this painting and add some font to play around with the parody aspect more.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

Chavo del Ocho Barril is Unbreakable Colored

This one was drawn way back in 2018, and I finally decided to go ahead and paint it.
Here is the original inked drawing: https://darkcloudxero.com/2018/09/15/chavo-del-8-barril-is-unbreakable/

I went for a color pallet that fit in with Diamond is Unbreakable’s. Once I had the layer base down I started playing around with shadows using the multiply tool. Looking at the anime I decided t add some aura around Chavo and Quico as well as their stands Doña Florinda and El Chapulin Colorado. From there I played around with the outer glow and used the linear burn option. On top of that, I placed a new layer to add some white coloration to emphasize where energy was going to be at it’s highest. I’m glad I waited two years to paint it.

That it for now.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE