Phew! I have been working on these this week and it has been so awesome to get to draw these characters again. Maybe my old watchers remember them? They were typically my human subject matter and many of my RP partners probably recognize little Eemi.
Each of these characters have an additional two sketches which are not on here, and all of them are colored. I may or may not do a sketch dump later with everything I did. They show alternate outfits and sometimes hair styles so I could experiment and I picked my favorites for this line up. Size relation for the win!
These guys have matured so much and I believe they were originally created in 2005 or 2006. I may need to cross clarify that, but I am fairly certain I have drawings of Eemi, Raed, Talisen and Tayven in boxes from highschool! I honestly love them all so much, I had to share!
Previous Speed Paintings of the Ladies in this Image:
As promised to a few people, here is [half] of my tutorial for basic Anime/Cartoon shading.....known as Cel Shading (like animation "cels").
I thought it would be nice to do something a little different this time. If I recall correctly, this was the very first technique/style I learnt when I took an interest in Digital Art back in 2004 It is quite a simple beginner style to adopt and a great way to just get the hang of your Digital Art program!
Still Image of this:
------- So I am very happy to share what I have picked up over the years!
Now this is a VERY basic walkthrough. I used Adobe Photoshop, but these techniques should be applicable to other art programs such as Paint Tool SAI, Coral Draw, GIMP etc.
All I am basically using is the Paint Brush, and the Lasso/Free Select tool, so you can find them in whatever program you choose to use! This is solely about the technique rather than my fancy-ass PSCS5 features!
Tools:: Photoshop + Mouse (No drawing tablet required!) Time:: 30 minutes. ------------ Anyway, I hope this is informative!
(Original lineart provided by the wonderful *StMan) [link]
The final "stretch" set from the Kickstarter project was a redo of a series I did waaaaaaay back when, featuring some air assault hijinks. There's a little rappelling, a little fast-roping, even a little helocasting; all re-imagined into this odd sci-fi 'F2' universe. As always, there was no intent to portray actual techniques, just some 'one frame' cinematic fun.
Just a preview for now, with the rest to follow over the next several days.