Keep Standing Up, Bojji

I thought it would take me longer to paint it but once I started, the flow just kept going. I need to make more watercolor paintings. It’s strange, I was wondering just how much my digital skills would translate to traditional. But they are quite different. One main thing that it has helped me is with layering. As in putting in the base colors and adding more details on top. I’m no longer second guessing my self anymore. But I guess that is more a matter of getting more experience in general. Only way to get better is to just keep painting and thinking about what each technique and stroke means.

As for why I decided to make this painting. I love Oosama Ranking. It is quite an emotional series. Everytime Bojji and Kage overcome obstacles and keep pushing forward, I feel this massive feeling of pride for believing in Bojji and motivation to keep trying my self. Not a lot of series can do that for me. On top of that, the author plays around with clichés and little by little let’s us in on a great mystery that embarks their family and kingdom. The anime really did a good job of elevating the manga to another level. I of course really recommend this series as well.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

Master Asia and Earth-Chan

A painting that I painted last minute. Was a bit busy but I just barely made it. Hope you guys had a great Earth day. Hopefully everyone is still protecting her. I’ve had the idea that Master Asia from G Gundam and Earth chan would pair up nicely (those who have seen G Gundam know why). I don’t blame Master Asia for his decision to execute his plan. I mean, who wouldn’t want to protect her at all costs.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

Goku Dodging Jump

This is a double feature of sorts. I will be doing two types of painting on this drawing of Goku which has been drawn with ink. I first used watercolors to paint Goku and then I painted him again digitally using Corel Painter 2020. The time between each was very noticeable. The traditional painting took and the digital painting took me only . I really have to think about how I advance after every movement. Meanwhile with digital painting, I seem to have more experience and I can make as many mistakes as I want since I can undo right away. But I guess that doesn’t completely transfer over to traditional. Although I can go as detailed as I want, it might be better if I develop a simpler style like Little Thunders which can be so versatile but not overworked.

This painting has made it clear that I should practice more with watercolors. One other thing I remembered, don’t ink your drawing if you will be using watercolors on it (this is only if the inks aren’t waterproof). Otherwise they will smudge when painting. Instead, go over the lines by pressing hard on them using a pencil (I mean I know this, I don’t know why I didn’t remember). Then erase everything. If done correctly, the lines will be visible even when painting over them. One you are done painting, the line art process can finally be done. This can be done with ink, color pencils or more watercolors.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

Corel Painter 2021 Illustration

I named it “Panzadores” because I combined pan (bread) and cazadores (hunters). What if there was a world where a witch put a curse on sweet bread and they came alive. The more delicious the bread, the stronger and more dangerous they are. Thus hunters have to be hired in order to defeat and have a chance to actually taste them?

This is a contest entry for the illustration category of the 2021 Corel Painter Contest. I made it just in time, the deadline is on Feb 19.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE