piątek, 29 lipca 2011

some serious Manu

I've been on a short vacation those past few days over at my friend's family house in the countryside. Great times were had C:
As I had other more interesting things to do in that time, this is the only thing I sketched:
And then made a lineart (sort of):
And then started colouring it (sort of):
I want to paint Farai in at one point, but I don't know how to make the composition work yet.

środa, 13 lipca 2011

practice doodles

The first two doodles done completely in ArtRage that came out looking somewhat decently:

1. Brilliant Prickle (lupinator.deviantart.com) is Fluttershy's little helper pony. Apparently!

2. Which one is more indifferent, the world may never know. Repta belongs to Mots (motsaenggin.deviantart.com):

I have some pressure issues with this tablet. I was working on a commission earlier today and everything seems fine when I use sketching tools. When I select paint, however, the pressure levels start going crazy. All strokes look as if I was pushing as hard as I can against the tablet, which is totally not true. I draw rather lightly. I don't know what's up with that- I tried messing around with settings, but nothing seems to fix the issue. Maybe I need a patch or something, idk, aaaa. It's driving me crazy.

czwartek, 7 lipca 2011


     Didn't really have time to draw those past two months, and on top of that- my drawing computer's system finally decided to die a few days ago. Good thing I was saving my commission progress systematically (I just didn't save my last session, which was like 3 hours of work, but it's ok...I wanted to redo those layers anyway), so that didn't really suffer. I've lost a few things, but they were mainly doodles, so not very important. Still meh, because I was planning on finishing some of them. Oh well. 

     Here's a little Rainbow Dash painting I did some time ago when I felt this sudden urge to draw a tacky pastel background (I sometimes get like that) and to practice that semi-lineless painting technique-thing. It's one of those things that I did want to finish eventually, alas, the original oC file is now gone. Maybe it's for the better because, looking at it now, I made a lot of silly mistakes that would annoy me to no end if it ever got finished. The majority of this was painted on one layer, so fixing anything would be pretty gruelling and meh:

     Since my drawing computer is kaput for the time being, I installed that new tablet I bought some time ago, along with some art programs that came with it. For some reason drawing on my laptop feels very weird, and the new tablet- which is bigger than my old one- doesn't help either. I spent the past two days messing around with it in oC (since it's the art program I feel the most comfortable with) and the only sorta decent result are those two sketches:
Corel Painter Essentials 4 was being unfriendly to me the first time I tried to mess in it (it's just too complicated for me, honestly, I will have to spend more time studying it), so I've decided to play with the second art program that came with the tablet, Art Rage:
Derp, I have no idea what I'm doing in this program, but so far it's been a lot of fun. Hope to get better with it, eventually.