Airi recently released some photos of her as a Santa that I found both cute and fun, so I had the idea of making a painting using that idea.
I’ve been working on this painting for a couple of days now. I first drew the line art with a combination of my brush and my g pen for Airi’s base body, not including her clothes. I did this because I feel I make clothes look to stiff with the pen. For the background I used a lighter mixture of my ink while Airi herself was inked using a more concentrated ink mixture.
Over the last couple of weeks I have been playing around with the shortcut keys I feel I need most to make paintings more efficiently. I’m really glad I did because it made the painting process flow much smoother. The painting was much brighter but I feel this darker amber atmosphere fits the scene a whole lot better.
Merry Christmas everyone, and Happy Holidays! I think I’m going to take a three day break and just chill for a while. Hope you guys have a great time.
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.