"Daenerys" - Illustration by samspratt
Finally finished. Had a little too much fun painting all that loose, whispy, wooshy, hair. Now right back to the art cave to continue research on a poster I’m particularly excited about.
PSA: If an artist charges you a flat rate for a commission, tipping is definitely a thing you can do to even out the price if you think they should be charging more. Or it could just be a favor for the artist. Either way, it is always greatly appreciated.
SECONDED SO HARD
friend describing their oc: a dramatic backstory, flaws, personality and everything about oc is well written and deep
me describing my oc: “uh… he likes cats.”
"legendary guardian" lol
I’m in love…
Just some old WIPs I found~
Finished piece from that lil tutorial thing I did! Aaah I ended up not saving before I shrunk everything and couldn’t undo it all the way back….so I had to redo the shading and highlights. ;u;
Happy with how it came out though!
What I mean when I say “I can’t do that”- Anxiety Version:
- I am unable to do that
- I am too stressed out to do that
- I cannot face the humiliation of attempting to do that
- My body will physically not allow me to do that
- I am on the verge of a panic attack
- I cannot do that
What people hear:
- I am unwilling to do that
- I am just shy
- I am overreacting
- I am lazy
- I need to get more experience in social situation to help my anxiety
- I need a push
- I don’t want to do that
Inspired by X
DA User: Veramundis
Veramundis has some of the best lighting techniques i’ve never seen in the furry fandom. YOU BEST BET THEY REFERENCE.
HOW IS THIS LEGAL
It is my dream to have art by them someday *u*
I’ve had a lot of people ask me how I color, so I thought I would do a very, very brief and simple little explanation of how I go about it.
For this example I’m going to go ahead and use a commission I am currently working with. The finished version will be posted soon. c:
Part 1: The sketch. It’s very simple really, I just sketch out my basic idea, then go over the sketch again to make it clean enough to understand where I want my inks going. I usually have two sketch faces, the very small…very messy one to understand composition, and the second one where I blow it up larger and re-sketch over it.
Part 2: Inks. Pretty self-explanatory. I work in Sai and just use the pen tool. I don’t really mess with the settings at all. Inking is basically just tracing, with quick strokes and lots of undo button pressing. :’D
Part 3: Flats. I make several…SEVERAL layers for all my flats so that each individual tidbit can be worked with and shaded without affecting the other. For instance, the brown dragon’s gloves are on a seperate layer. As are his wings, spines and brows.
Part 4: Lighting. I realise this is a bit backwards as to what people do, but my whole technique is kinda reversed. I go in and start adding in lighter hues to the colors. I figure out my light source mentally and just go for it, adding a bit of texture and such. I also quickly did a simple background.
Part 5: Atmosphere and more lighting. I don’t do this with all my pictures, but I usually do with the scenic ones. A bit of color play, usually with an overlay layer. I did a bit of a soft shading where the shadow is cast by tartiidrake’s wing, as well as added some warm sunlight. Also, I went ahead and added some of the grass on a layer above the lineart so it looks like the dragons are actually affecting the environment.
Part 6: Shading. This is when I start finally adding the shadows, using the highlights I added before as guidelines. I simply fill one of the layer sets with a shading color, then I erase away where the light hits. There are many different brushes I use, it really depends on what I feel.
And that’s about it! I hope that’s a little helpful to some people? :’D It’s what I found that works for me. There is no right way or wrong way to color really.
I hope to have the finished piece done soon!