Jokes on the people who thought I was posting the Percy Jackson drawing! Don't worry, it'll be coming soon. In the meantime here's another experimental drawing I did, working on animals and backgrounds. I would have liked to do something more with lighting but I wasn't quite able to conceptualize it and I think it's just a little too advanced for where I'm at. I also started out using colored pencils instead of markers but they didn't show up so well. Still. I think this drawing gave me good experience with developing my abilities :) •
Based on the song meet me in the woods by Lord Huron
I've been taking my art to new heights...and by that I pretty much mean I'm actually drawing backgrounds for once. This is based off of the music video for Mr. Fear by @siamesmusic , I love the song and the animation so this is my tribute. If you swipe you'll see a piece I drew based off of another one of their music videos a year ago. I've definitely upped the ante but I still kind of suck at lettering
Day 1 of Wicked Nature: Solar/Sun Witch ☀️🌾💛🍂🌻. A strong start so I hope the rest have consistent quality. I should explain this challenge, it's 18 days instead of 31 to give myself some breathing room for one thing. The challenge itself is to design a witch based on something from nature as you'll see in the second slide. I had a lot of fun drawing the witches last year for Inktober so I thought I would focus on them this year! I did draw a solar witch in 2017 but I forgot to add her to this post, maybe I'll compare them on my story. I got much more detailed here and drew her full body with a background, the only downfall it has is that I'm not satisfied with the colors. They don't quite fit, they're more autumnal, but the autumn sunshine is beautiful and I do want to relish the season this month so. yea. I also brought back the stones and a fake flower I found near Michaels a few days ago!
2018-2017-2016-2015. I've improved for sure, but which year do you think I did the best? This year, I think I did best with coloring and linework, but Ren is still a difficult character to draw. His scars were a challenge because I haven't quite figured out how they look from all angles. My anatomy still needs work too. Last year I did well with the folds of the cloak, but it's colored in a streaky, blotchy way even though I prefer the color I used. The expressions also seem reserved to me. Other than that I think it's pretty good. In 2016 I used all colored pencils, which I considered for this year but a big problem I had both then and now was a lack of solid coloring with that medium. It does help create the windy energetic effect but that's about it. I also avoided black outlines for some parts, but not all, which doesn't look great. This was the best drawing of Ren out of all of them and the overall thing was pretty dynamic (you can also see the way the wind is blowing around). As for 2015, this is the worst linework out of the bunch and the mixed media take didn't work at all. I was still getting used to markers and it shows. I like their expressions and Rina's hair to an extent but it's a bit stiff and unrefined. So anyway. tell me what you guys think, your favorite one, and any general tips for how to make my art better!