Monday, 19 February 2018

WIP #6 Natsuki & Yu "Taiyaki for Two"


Working on: Anime fan art featuring Natsuki Enomoto and Yu Setoguchi from HoneyWorks' Confession Executive Committee ~ Love Series ~

Completed: Shading and finalising colour palette

Currently: Applying highlights

Thoughts:

Considering how long I've drawn anime artwork, this sounds bizarre, but I put in extra time and effort to get the colour palette right... I didn't used to bother with stuff like that ^^; I just sorta picked a random palette that looked nice and rarely took a step back to wonder what atmosphere, season or mood I wanted to convey.

Personally, I love the warmth that comes with a summery palette: high contrast between the base colour and the shading, and bright, vibrant colours overall. I decided that wouldn't fit this piece, because Natsuki and Yu are in outfits for mild weather. I toned down the vibrancy for a cooler, calmer feel; hope I made the right call!

Friday, 12 January 2018

WIP #5 Natsuki & Yu "Taiyaki for Two"


Working on: Anime fan art featuring Natsuki Enomoto and Yu Setoguchi from HoneyWorks' Confession Executive Committee ~ Love Series ~

Currently: Shading

Thoughts: I don't know how other artists feel, but I always get this sense of foreboding before shading the creases of a shirt, then heave a sigh of relief when it's all over and I can see I did a passable job...

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

WIP #4 Natsuki & Yu "Taiyaki for Two"


Working on: Anime fan art featuring Natsuki Enomoto and Yu Setoguchi from HoneyWorks' Confession Executive Committee ~ Love Series ~

Completed: Flat colours for Natsuki and Yu

Currently: Shading

Thoughts: Cel-shading in vector can be pretty fiddly. For me, it involves a lot of mouse-clicking... Must rest my fingers now... (right after I finish uploading this WIP to all my social media accounts) ^^;