dum de dum de dum. I am apprently reviving this site haha
Huzzah for drawing tablets that come with awesome software!!!
Huzzah for me actually drawing for the first time since god knows when!!!
Huzzah for looking back at old work and realising just how limited Inkscape is!!!!!
Well, I bet you’re all confused, sitting there in you comfy PJs…sipping hot chocolate…. because goddammit it’s winter and boy is it cold TT^TT (unless, of course, you’re up in the northern hemisphere, to which I say “Lucky you” T^T)
But enough complaining, because now is the time to CELEBRATE!!
Yes, you heard me correctly~ Time to party hard until the cows come home, or so the saying goes 🙂
Anyhow, to get an idea of what I mean by ‘limited’ I’ll show you some chibis I did a while back on Inkscape.
Granted, they aren’t bad. Not at all. However, they could be so much better. And I mean so much better -.-
Now, compare these to my latest artworks:
See the difference?
For one, using any raster program allows for that more ‘sketched’ look, which I have always liked. Inkscape, being a vector program, never let me do that. I was very sad. So sad, that not even this emoticon can show just how sad I was: -> 🙁
Anyhow, that’s all I have to say 😀
PS: Just randomly, have some other drawing I drew on Inkscape some time back. It was probably the last one I ever did XD
Welp, it’s Stitch 😀
PPS: Looks like I was wrong, I found another one XD I did this one for my profile on dA. After just one month, I changed it to my chibi Phaesri. Well done me. And it took me forever to do too -.-
Oh, and by the way, that’s supposed to be a self portrait ^^;
I did some more chibi practice 🙂 This one I did for a friend on dA, you know, the one who I ‘adopted’ a dragon from, in exchange for a drawing from me? If you don’t, then please click here.
I quite like the expression. It’s basically Xander in a nutshell XD (Xander being the character I drew :))
Got to say, though drawing his clothes is an absolute pain in the backside, I had fun drawing them anyway XD I love the design! It’s just so… complete!!
Anyhow, please enjoy!
Everybody loves Toothless the dragon, am I right?
Well, because I can, I drew him in chibi form, and you know what they say about sometimes simplicity is best? Well, I think this is a fine example, don’t you agree? I mean, who needs a really awesomely detailed dragon, when you can have this? I mean, I know which one I would pick XD
Not much else to add… uh… I like cheese? No, wait.. that was a lie. 😀 I actually like Brussel sprouts ;P
On that random note, enjoy~!
You know how in my last post I talked about a drawing I did to ‘adopt’ a dragon? No? Yes? Maybe??
Well, despite whether you recall or not, it’s here. But, as always, some boring text comes before the big reveal 🙂
So, as some of you know, I do a lot of roleplaying.
An awful lot.
Probably too much ^^;
I should probably stop…
Anyhow, as you will soon see, my character (Kiel) is one the left and my friend’s (Xander) is on the right.
I suppose you would like some backstory for the characters? Well, Kiel Marro is a 16-year-old who has the ability to control the shadows. Problem is that the shadows have minds of their own, and can (and do) turn on Kiel at any given time. Because of this semi-controllable ability, Kiel tends to stay away from people, afraid of inflicting harm to them. He’s also just not a people person XD
Xander is a 14-year-old demon prince of Hell, also known as Prince Envy. Though he doesn’t sound it, he is extremely adorable. He’s one of the only demons who are kind (his older brother, Keno, being the other), however he puts on airs as a rude, terrible, mean person, and overall just someone who you don’t want to meet.
He does this to gain attention, as all the other demons are either scared of him (being the prince and heir to the throne, and all) or they ignore him (these people being his family) because of his natural-born kind personality.
Anyhow, I’m sure I’ve bored you all to tears by now, and I bet that you scrolled to the bottom of this post to actually look at the picture. You did, didn’t you?
Ah well. Here you go then:
Oh, and just so you know, ‘Bird’ and ‘Xan-xan’ are their pet names for each other 😀 No prizes for guessing which is which ;P
And just a reminder: Kiel (left) and Xander (right)
…dat apple tho…
It’s been a while since I last drew a dragon. I wonder why? I actually do legitimately wonder why…
I think it was because I started to draw in the manga art style to help me improve my drawing skills, which is cool and all, but in the hopes that learning how to draw people would help me to draw a completely different species such as dragons? Just what was running through my head??
But regardless of how weirdly my trains of thought run, it appears that over time, I have forgotten the reason as to why I stopped drawing dragons… I don’t understand myself sometimes…. Anyone would think that I would continue to draw the one thing I love most (apart from Japan and any Japan-related stuff), regardless of how crap I am at doing aforementioned thing.
Someone hit me over the head already -.-
Aaaaaaaaaaanyway~ Back to topic:
On dA, I ‘adopted’ a dragon in return for a drawing (which you will be seeing in the next post). Still testing out the kinks in my digital drawing, I decided to chibitise (is that even a word? Meh, it is now XD) the dragon.
For a basic chibi, it turned out fine
for once. But I hope to become better soon so that I can do really professional looking ones 🙂 You should see some of the stuff on dA! Gosh, they make you want to crawl underneath your bed and never want to see the light of day again. They’re too good TT^TT.
Anyhow, this li’l cutie’s name is Aisha… She is also a female… just in case you were wondering… 😀
Today I borrowed a book titled Kodomo Manga from the library (shock. horror) about drawing (unsurprisingly) kodomo manga. For those of you who don’t know what on earth that is, please allow me to explain.
As the book describes:
‘Kodomo’ is a Japanese word that means ‘kid’. However, in Japan it is also used to refer to any tale or illustration made for children, between six and twelve years old.
Thus, kodomo manga literally means ‘comic or tale for kids’.
So my mission is to draw as much as I can from this book, and hopefully learn a few things
like how in hell I’m supposed to draw hands -.- I’m quite happy with this one, apart from…the ginormous hands. I swear, I drew them exactly like the book did, too! :/ Ah well 🙂
Welp, here’s hoping to decent-looking pictures ^H^
As always, enjoy!
Guess what happened to me? I got my very first drawing tablet!!! Huzzah!
Ever since I took the liberty of waiting for hours on end for the thing to install, I haven’t stopped using it! It’s just so fun!!
Anyhow, you guys will be wanting to see the latest picture, yes?
Well, this is a chibi of my internet persona: Phaesri. And I have got to say, I am so super pleased with this one, that I can’t even fault it for anything! And that’s a major achievement, let me tell you!
Not much to say on this one, other than expect to see more soon!
The more I look at her, the more I love it XD
This one’s just a quick one. The other day I was trying to draw one of my chibis in Illustrator. It turned out okay. Have a look for yourself:
This one is a bit different. I only used 2B pencil with the outline drawn in thin permanent marker (so professional).
As usual, I copied someone else’s work (do I have no imagination >O> ?) BUT! As usual (again) I altered some parts of the head majorly. I made the hair not as poofy, the eyes I changed a bit to made her look more shy and cute. And those glasses? The original didn’t even have glasses! Don’t you think the glasses just made her more adorable? And for once, my picture looks better than the original! I am so super proud ^D^
Because I’m so brave I’ll give you a comparison: (please don’t kill me, please don’t kill me, please don’t…)
I came across the original when I was looking for, wait for it, kissing couples as I know how much you all loved my ‘oscillating couple’ as shown below. I’m thinking of drawing another couple so if you have any ideas, please don’t hesitate to say so!
And as we come to the end of another post, here is the thing we have all been waiting for: the large version of the drawing as I have already shown you it as a comparison. Who doesn’t love a big picture of a scanned drawing?