Monday, 29 February 2016

WIP #2 Time with The Spirit in the Glass Bottle


Working on: Anime art featuring (original character designs) Ashlyn Espenschied, zeitgeist Curio and Mercurius the genie

Inspired by: Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'The Spirit in the Glass Bottle'

Completed: Rough draft

Thoughts: As well as Ashlyn and Mercurius, I've decided it was important to include little Curio in this scene!

Sunday, 28 February 2016

WIP #1 Time with The Spirit in the Glass Bottle


Working on: Anime art featuring (original character designs) Ashlyn Espenschied, zeitgeist Curio and Mercurius the genie

Inspired by: Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'The Spirit in the Glass Bottle'

Currently: Drawing rough draft

Thoughts: I sense this will be a mega task!

Thursday, 25 February 2016

WIP #3 Curious Curio and the Spirit in the Glass Bottle


Working on: Kawaii anime art featuring (original character designs and species) zeitgeist Curio and Mercurius the genie

Inspired by: Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'The Spirit in the Glass Bottle'

Currently: Applying colours and textures

Thoughts: Experimenting with a softer look for this piece

Saturday, 20 February 2016

WIP #2 Curious Curio and the Spirit in the Glass Bottle


Working on: Kawaii anime art featuring (original character designs and species) zeitgeist Curio and Mercurius the genie

Inspired by: Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'The Spirit in the Glass Bottle'

Currently: Cleaning up rough draft

Thoughts: Getting the composition right involved some trial and error. I originally pictured Curio pressing his little hands against the glass bottle, but that just wasn't possible, because his arms are so short and the horn on his forehead's so long!

Thursday, 18 February 2016

WIP #1 Curious Curio and the Spirit in the Glass Bottle


Working on: Kawaii anime art featuring (original character designs and species) zeitgeist Curio and Mercurius the genie

Inspired by: Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'The Spirit in the Glass Bottle'

Currently: Drawing rough draft

Thoughts: My first time drafting a curious zeitgeist with a killer genie

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

WIP #4 Mercurius' Page


Working on: Kawaii anime art featuring (original character design) Mercurius the genie as a Storybook Chibi

Inspired by: Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'The Spirit in the Glass Bottle'

Completed: Shadow effect

Thoughts: Now to work on the paper-textured backdrop

Monday, 15 February 2016

WIP #3 Mercurius' Page


Working on: Kawaii anime art featuring (original character design) Mercurius the genie as a Storybook Chibi

Inspired by: Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'The Spirit in the Glass Bottle'

Completed: Colours and textures

Thoughts: Next step is applying shadow effects

Sunday, 14 February 2016

WIP #2 Mercurius' Page


Working on: Kawaii anime art featuring (original character design) Mercurius the genie as a Storybook Chibi

Inspired by: Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'The Spirit in the Glass Bottle'

Completed: Shapes/pieces

Thoughts: As is the way with my Storybook Chibis, I finalise the pieces of the character before messing about with colour and texture.

Saturday, 13 February 2016

WIP #1 Mercurius' Page


Working on: Kawaii anime art featuring (original character design) Mercurius the genie as a Storybook Chibi

Inspired by: Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'The Spirit in the Glass Bottle'

Completed: Rough draft

Thoughts: The first steps of trying to make a little kawaii killer genie. I don't know how, but you have grown on me, Mercurius of the Glass Bottle.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

WIP #4 Mercurius


Working on: Original anime character design of Mercurius the genie

Inspired by: Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'The Spirit in the Glass Bottle'

Currently: Applying flats

Thoughts: Whenever I don't have a clear idea on colour scheme, I start by filling the image with grayscale flats.

Monday, 8 February 2016

WIP #3 Mercurius


Working on: Original anime character design of Mercurius the genie

Inspired by: Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'The Spirit in the Glass Bottle'

Currently: Drawing line art

Thoughts: Not quite there with the line art yet, but the bulk of it is done. I've never tackled this type of character before, so it's taken me a while to work out what I wanted/needed to do. As you can gather, I've also given him a lot of bling, so that's taking up time, too!

Thursday, 4 February 2016

WIP #2 Mercurius


Working on: Original anime character design of Mercurius the genie

Inspired by: Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'The Spirit in the Glass Bottle'

Completed: Rough draft

Thoughts: For now, I'm satisfied with the jewels and armour I've given him, but may add or take away elements as I draw the line art.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

WIP #1 Mercurius


Working on: Original anime character design of Mercurius the genie

Inspired by: Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'The Spirit in the Glass Bottle'

Currently: Experimenting with different body builds

Thoughts: Those familiar with my style would know that I'm totally into all things cute and pretty, so this venture is super interesting! I'm actually dealing with it better than I thought I would.

Why not take a look at the Brothers Grimm fairy tale that inspired this monstrosity of a genie? It's 'The Spirit in the Glass Bottle'.

Monday, 1 February 2016

WIP #5 Sunbeam


Working on: Anime fan art featuring HoneyWorks' Setoguchi Hina

Completed: Shading

Thoughts: I'm aiming for a bright and sunny palette, so am contrasting pale base colours with saturated shading. I like how it's looking so far.