Wednesday, 20 September 2017

WIP #6 Rose Red model sheet


Working on: Model sheet for my original character design of Rose Red

Inspired by: Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'Snow White and Rose Red'

Completed: Shading

Currently: Applying highlights

Thoughts:
I stupidly saved the older drawing file over the new drawing file, so had to redo an entire day's work... x_x

I forced myself to think positively about it. Shading is something I tend to find references for, so I turned this into a chance to test myself. I re-shaded everything without references & challenged myself to improve on whatever I did before. In the end, I'm happier with the results this time round ^-^

Sunday, 3 September 2017

WIP #5 Rose Red model sheet


Working on: Model sheet for my original character design of Rose Red

Inspired by: Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'Snow White and Rose Red'

Completed: Flat colours

Currently: Shading

Thoughts: I'm glad I gave Rose Red an adventurous colour scheme. I want her to come across as a vibrant character. The original fairy tale does see her move into a castle as a princess though... Makes me wonder how she'll deal with that kind of lifestyle...

Friday, 1 September 2017

WIP #4 Rose Red model sheet


Working on: Model sheet for my original character design of Rose Red

Inspired by: Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'Snow White and Rose Red'

Completed: Line art

Currently: Applying flat colours

Thoughts:
Finally got round to cleaning up the whole draft!

I'm flitting between a bunch of creative projects. I’ve found that scheduling such things into a timetable takes away the fun, so I’m letting my ever-changing mood decide what project I'd like to resume each day... That's one reason why it's taking so long to draw Rose Red ^^;

A few months back, I learned how to use Aegisub so I could subtitle HoneyWorks music videos. Watching fluffy HoneyWorks content is one of my ways of de-stressing, but I’m not satisfied with existing fansubs (I’m picky like that)… As a pretentious writer, I’m unhappy with some diction, and as a fussy artist, I’m unhappy with some stylisation, so wanted to redo everything just for me and only me (because I don’t speak Japanese, I work from existing English translations and online translators, so can’t upload what I’ve done). Subbing has become a little past time I really enjoy, because I get to flex my creative writing muscles :3

I took up crochet for the first time on Tuesday. I can’t remember the last time I learned a new skill and am pleased I was able to get to grips with it quickly (after several hours of exclaiming, "Why doesn't mine look like that?!"). It was a bit of a risk, because I bought the materials with the intention of self-teaching myself via YouTube videos, an old crochet book (How to Crochet by Pauline Turner) and a wonderful blog called All About Ami Crochet. Right now everything seems to be going to plan, but I trip up over the many numbers of stitches I do and freak out whenever I lose count… It sucks cuz I envisioned myself knitting to music. I’m also shocked at how quickly my hands and fingers started to ache!

Besides drawing, subbing and crocheting, I’ve been writing a lot of fiction. Life’s pretty stressful, but I guess I should be thankful to have so many ways of escaping and blowing off steam ^-^