Aranea Serket the Scribe is as long-winded as the papers she writes. Her exposition has good intentions, but her audience usually falls asleep before it’s over. A huge history nut, she spends her days writing down her friends’ exploits, hoping one day, they will end up the Great Library of Beforus.
In this universe, steam power (much like nuclear power) was invented during war that destroyed the earth’s surface. Thus, people created great engines to lift islands of arable land into the sky. This resulted in two classes of people: those who live on the sky islands and those who power the steam engines that keep it afloat. Body modification with steam-powered accessories has become the norm to help people survive with their minimal resources.
Studies using a different limited palette (white, yellow, red, blue), trying to mimic high and low key lighting as well as differently colored lighting. It’s like the more paintings I have to do in a class, the less I care about anatomy.
question to your last drawing... :) is it entirely pencil? it looks a little bit like water, am i right? or did you use some other mediums?
Do you mean the nude figure? That’s all charcoal pencil.
18”x24” full-value figure drawing from model. I love drawing this woman - she’s gorgeous!
PB didn’t want to break canon, so I re-worked the not-as-flat composition of the ‘ballroom’ image into the Moon Palace garden, wirh the palace highlighted in the far background.
Potential settings for my Sailor Moon collaboration with ProdigyBombay. Garden, ballroom, bath house, speakeasy. Any preferences?
18”x24” figure drawing from life using four values.
#hcano asked what supplies I use. All can be found at #blick and #utrecht (and their online stores).
Toned paper, hardcover, spiral sketchbook. I buy them in bulk on line from Utrecht. Strathmore makes a softcover version.
Prismacolor Col-erase. I use these both for initial sketch and final colors.
Staedtler Pigment Liner pens. I use these for inking. Tough felt tip lasts awhile.
Copic Marker, Warm Grey. W2, W4, W6. Warm works well on tan paper. Brush tip is good for filling in values.
Sharpie Water-based Paint Pen. Extra fine. Not oil-based. That one doesn’t work.
#heibai is the cutest #cat
New journey, new sketchbook! I always start the flight by drawing a familiar face on the first page. #rivek #NSD2013
This was probably my only successful figure painting using the white-yellow-red-black palette! I love this model. He is so professional!
Finally finished! An elf inspired by Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.
Going to be in New York and Europe for the next couple weeks - and then Dallas for A-kon! I have some stuff queued up, but I won’t be very reachable. Will get back to you all after I return.
Katniss in the wedding dress from Catching Fire. Color vomit. Just blending and hue adjustments now.
Full-value figure drawings from master copy and photo reference.
I’m trying to finish as many prints as I can before I leave for New York (so I can have them at A-kon). So here’s another update of Katniss in her wedding dress from Catching Fire.