noheroposts asked:I recently found that I really like writing. I have ideas in my head just bumping around, but when it comes to putting them down, I freeze and suddenly find myself discouraged. Any advice on how to get over this?
What you are describing is very common, almost everyone has that at first. But until you start actually writing stuff, it’s like having a hot rod...
Character concept for a short comic about wizards and depression. I am not working on the comic at the moment - I have too many projects atm - but it’s something I will definitely draw in the future. Or, if that’s impossible, write as prose. Or maybe make a short visual novel game? One way or the other I want to send it into the world one day for personal reasons.
For now I am just using the characters for my concept art practice. I will probably polish this a bit later and make a proper character sheet for this outfit - or maybe another - so I can put it into my portfolio. I might do one of the other character too.
Fun fact: the character is not blond, his hair is white.
The piece is quite experimental and is inspired by the arc when this form of Allen’s Innocence’s appears and . I wanted to combine some strong design elements with digital painting. I used some clean black and white (which usually is NOT used in paintings) and apart from the details near the head the whole thing is actually greyscale. I wanted to give the coat a slightly off feeling because it is not exactly a coat but a strange combination of cloth, armor, weapon and something that is in a way alive.
Practice sketches - architecture - streets of Florence.
A little practice with studies of my personal photos from Florence. First is a weird street/gate near Ponte Veccio, second is a side street leading to Piazza Michelangelo, third is a villa near the hotel we stayed at and the last one… I… don’t remember. I spent much too much time wandering the side streets of Florence :P
First is study of Thranduil’s face. As for the second: I always keep an emergency piece of paper on the desk and doodle on it when thinking and they contain relevant things (e.g. here character concept for a Loveless doujin) and other random elements that just happened to appear in between. Usually when I post sketches I take out the more useless ones and try to arrange them, but this is how it actually looks like when I cramp them on the paper (and also why some end abruptly; I don’t fill the paper in a particular order). On the right you can see a piece of sketch that will be up in the next post for reasons.
Birthday present for my best friend n-th-green (master of custom-made greeting carts) - Mr. Eyebrows Elf. I was pondering what to paint for her and then I remembered her comments about the eyebrows during the movie (which I won’t quote for decency’s sake).
Alas, with watercolors there are always certain shades/paints that don’t get picked up with a scanner (or at least the kinds I had pleasure to use) so some parts here look… off (I did what I could with Photoshop adjustments to at least try to get it close to actual colors but it’s like some pigments just don’t pick up at all :/ )
Aoba and Koujaku from Dramatical Murder. Sketchy sketches of those stupid sweet awkward babies.
1. This sheet of paper started as loose figuring out how to draw Aoba (and Noiz - previous post) and then I played Koujaku’s route and the rest of the paper miraculously filled with dumb scribbles. 2. Child Aoba is the cutest thing ever. Damn, I don’t even LIKE children. 3. I have this headcanon that when it came to cutting the hair Aoba had a moment of crisis “Why am I doing this again? Right, because I love this guy”. (then probably the tables turned when actual cutting started because it turned out it was OK for Aoba but Koujaku was terrified he’d hurt him). 4. Messy hair five o’clock shadow Koujaku. I was toying with this idea of Aoba’s instagram that’s going around. While this situation here is highly unlikely because it’s Aoba who sleeps longer I am planning to do a proper snapshot of messy hangovered Koujaku. Because I can. (also it was impossible to develop this one because it had other sketches all around it).
So apparently it’s “draw yourself as your witch persona” week.
For me it means “draw yourself in official work outfit” (I haven’t worn one in a looong time D:) Well, this is NOT a reason NOT to draw myself some new outfit. Also good excuse to do some practice (faster digital inking, trying to show the difference between fire and wind summoning).
If you are familiar with my webcomic More Than a Hunch you would probably say this is Michael but something is off.
This is in fact a prototype of a character (Ii found it in the story binder) created a bit before I dreamed up More Than a Hunch for a story I tend to refer to as my Spy story. I was drawing a small spin-off for Shousetsu Bang Bang online zine special but ended up not finishing it.
When I decided to do More Than a Hunch and was designing the look of the main character I was drifting towards this. In the end this little design was strongly adapted for Michael - who got the hair and the face though with small changes to give him even more angular jawline and stronger cheekbones and a body shape to match those - and the other character got a new look (also I am slowly finishing the updated short spin-off though it will be posted on http://sinful-confectionery.tumblr.com/ when it’s finished due to NSFW content).