Sunday, 31 January 2016

WIP #4 Sunbeam


Working on: Anime fan art featuring HoneyWorks' Setoguchi Hina

Completed: Seamless pattern design

Thoughts: Made a seamless sunflower pattern for Hina-chan's jumper!

Saturday, 30 January 2016

WIP #3 Sunbeam


Working on: Anime fan art featuring HoneyWorks' Setoguchi Hina

Completed: Applying flat colours

Thoughts: For now I'm happy with the colours... I may change my mind again later.

Friday, 29 January 2016

WIP #2 Sunbeam


Working on: Anime fan art featuring HoneyWorks' Setoguchi Hina

Currently: Finalising line art

Thoughts: Just a couple of finishing touches to do and then I'll apply flat colours. I've had a lot of commitments the last few days, so had to put this drawing on hold!

Thursday, 21 January 2016

WIP #1 Sunbeam


Working on: Anime fan art featuring HoneyWorks' Setoguchi Hina

Completed: Rough draft

Thoughts: Squeezing in one piece of HoneyWorks fan art before looking at my next classic fairy tale! I've been looking forward to drawing Hina-chan like this!

Sunday, 17 January 2016

WIP #6 Time with The Little Match Girl


Working on: Anime art featuring (original character designs) Ashlyn Espenschied and the little match girl

Inspired by: Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale 'The Little Match Girl'

Completed: Highlighting

Thoughts: I decided to apply a simple fill effect that resembles dappled lighting. Nothing fancy, but I hope it will help give the piece a more mystical edge (Ashlyn and the little match girl are supposed to be hurtling down a time tunnel after all).

Friday, 15 January 2016

WIP #5 Time with The Little Match Girl


Working on: Anime art featuring (original character designs) Ashlyn Espenschied and the little match girl

Inspired by: Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale 'The Little Match Girl'

Currently: Shading

Thoughts: Just a little bit more shading left to do... Then I'll want to play around with the palette again. I'm going to see what happens if I lean towards red hues. I'd definitely prefer warm over cool tones for this image. Once I'm satisfied, I'll move on to highlighting. Normally, this stage of the process wouldn't take me long, but I've had to take on extra shifts at the family business.

Monday, 11 January 2016

WIP #4 Time with The Little Match Girl


Working on: Anime art featuring (original character designs) Ashlyn Espenschied and the little match girl

Inspired by: Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale 'The Little Match Girl'

Completed: Applying flat colours

Thoughts: Applying base colours is by far the easiest stage of the drawing process, but I must admit, I still need to train my eye for colour. I'm aiming for a bolder palette than Time with Snow White and Rose Red... If I get it wrong, I'll have to go back and manually adjust each colour (unlike Adobe Photoshop, Xara Xtreme doesn't let you tweak the drawing as a whole).

WIP #3 Time with The Little Match Girl


Working on: Anime art featuring (original character designs) Ashlyn Espenschied and the little match girl

Inspired by: Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale 'The Little Match Girl'

Completed: Line art

Thoughts: I feel a little better about the look of Ashlyn's cape coat, but know there will be more challenges once I start shading...

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

WIP #2 Time with The Little Match Girl


Working on: Anime art featuring (original character designs) Ashlyn Espenschied and the little match girl

Inspired by: Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale 'The Little Match Girl'

Currently: Cleaning up the mess

Thoughts: Carefully making sense of the madness, line by line... I'm still not entirely sure how I'm going to deal with Ashlyn's cape coat.

Saturday, 2 January 2016

WIP #1 Time with The Little Match Girl


Working on: Anime art featuring (original character designs) Ashlyn Espenschied and the little match girl

Inspired by: Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale 'The Little Match Girl'

Completed: Rough draft

Thoughts: Very messy beginnings. I've had this image in my head for a long time, but bringing it to reality is trickier than I thought it'd be. My main issue is with Ashlyn's cape coat. You'd think that by hiding Ashlyn's figure, the cape coat would make things easy, but unfortunately, it's throwing my sense of perspective out of whack. Honestly, I don't know how successful this piece will be, but I'll do what I have to do!