I wanted to try coloring in the anime style again. This time I chose Noriko Takaya from Gun Buster. The original line art was done for inktober 2021 day 18.
It can be seen here:
For that version of the drawing I was going for a fall scene, but since we are now in these sweltering heat. I changed it to a summer scene instead. I changed Noriko’s outfit and leaf to fit the new theme.
Line art originally drawn on April 7th of this year.
My drawing of Naoko has finally been painted. I went for an 80s anime style. I didn’t quite liked the way the eyes looked so I decided to edit them. I was thinking of adding a fence in the background but I think I’ll leave it like this for now. Maybe I’ll add it at a later date.
I wanted to just draw a quick brush painting because I was looking at Yoshitaka Amano’s artwork. There were these pictures that Airi posted where she was dressed in a happi and wrote a small stage. It’s a really fun subject. Line size variation was a bit tough to control when the ink is too watered down. I guess using a smaller brush would quickly fix this, but I’ve seen other artists do a lot with just one brush. I’ll have to practice this a bit more.
Today’s Pixiv theme is “hoodie”. The model this time is Hina Nemoto. I quite like her dynamic with Kuroki. Despite Kuroki’s scary ability to corrupt all people that come in contact with her, I feel that the opposite was true for Hina because she was able to show her true self and live out her anime dreams just before she graduates.
I don’t think I’ve ever drawn a Gunbuster piece before. Strange because I love that OVA. I was considering drawing Noriko in her trademark cross arm pose but decided to make a joint post for both inktober and Pixiv’s theme for today (Ginkgo Biloba), and that also fits with the autumn season. I’ll make that pose drawing at some point in the future.
For the background I once again used some of the new oil brushes for the background. These are made by Martina Palazzese (used brush 04). They add some really cool textures, but sadly they don’t blend. I’m really missing Corel Painter in that sense. Of course I went with an 80s painting style and added two layers of shadows and one of lighting on Kodachi. I was debating on whether the background should be during the day or a sunset. I ended up going with daytime lighting but it does give me an excuse to do another Kodachi painting.