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No speedpaint today. Sorry…

Something came up, I’ve already been super busy these last couple of days and my computer has been on the blink; so I won’t have a speedpaint by the end of today. Probably tomorrow at the earliest, but definitely by Tuesday at the latest. I’m sorry if you are watching me and wondering.

I do have some speedpaints partly recorded, but they are not finished, and I hate uploading unfinished artwork to fix later.

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Art, portfolio, Self, Videos

Ephemeral

Ephemeral ( without blood)
Without blood. Looks like a nice, if very dark end card)
Ephemeral (blood)
With blood, it gets darker in atmosphere

So this isn’t quite what I had in mind for a new banner for social media, but I think it’s worked out quite well regardless. I’ll still be working on the other version of Phoenix too, since that one is going quite well. Looking at this, I wonder if Ephemeral was the right name.

Here’s the video too. 4.3 + 5.1 = A whopping 9hrs 40 mins spent. And it really does look like I put that time to good use.

Yes, I’m late, but it was worth it for the end result.

TL:DR of my long analysis below the tag. There is also a details shot too. I love this picture, and am going to keep it as my banner. Also this was quite the learning curve.

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Ephemeral Update

KickinSakura_Banner4.pngSo it’s not quite finished yet. Which is why I’ve taken down the post, since I’m still working on the picture, but I wrote the post as I was going along. And then scheduled it to make sure I met the deadline. And then didn’t.

I didn’t anticipate my computer shutting down on me multiple times.

I will try and have a video by the end of today, and if not today then tomorrow for sure. Even f the final product isn’t perfect, I will make sure its done.

Art, Fantasy

Mina Arkweld

Mina.pngI uploaded this to my tumblr, but forgot to upload it here, whoops.

Mina is sort of another character I’d love to one day write about. Both her and the enigmatic Crow Master definitely occupy the same universe . Probably some DnD universe.

Her friends are her summons:

Ooma: Her defensive companion. It can’t really attack, but it stands as a monolith shield for Mina to use.

Klero: Her little bat-pig companion. It can hit enemies, but it’s most powerful attack is its tail, which it can turn into a drill.

I had actually though about this, but I had given up some years ago on account of the original idea being kind of vanilla. To be honest I think I could revamp the original idea into similar but maybe more expansive to write about. I’ll see.

Art, Draw Everything June 2

1st – Elven Archeologist

Senshi Stock Challenge 1 - Shy.pngI’m really late. Having a computer on the fritz is beginning to annoy me. However I couldn’t leave this unfinished. Please be patient, I do owe a few speedpaints. I’ll make sure to fix that.

Also this took like 6 and something hours. I can’t even check because the files are on the other computer. But one thing is for sure; it doesn’t look like 6 hours of work. Another couple of hours would have made a big difference, but too much went wrong during this piece in my opinion, although things like the little details in her corset and her hair are pretty good.

Again, if you want the diatribe, read below. Sorry, no process pictures this time; I forgot. Just recording the video was a nightmare, so if there are jump cuts, its because my old computer was shutting off on me and I lost work. In fact, its why I’m calling this finished. I still haven’t finished the other sketches, and I only have a few days to go. I will still be doing those promised videos though. I may come back to this afterwards though. Or try redoing it.

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Viola -WIP

So I figured out yet another piece, without really going through some preliminary sketches first. I’m on kind of a roll. Anyway, as the title shows. this is another piece, and actually about the character you saw yesterday. I have been working on both of these, and even better, both of them have their processes recorded, so I might even have a backlog of speedpaints before you know it.

Anyway, I wanted to give her a mischievous side, and I’ve been listening to Warpaint – New Song on repeat, and ideas came pretty easily after that.

Art, Draw Everything June 2

SailorSenshi’s June Art Challenge Intro

You can check here for the link to the contest. But long story short I want to try and see if I can improve my artwork by drawing all of these images. There will be new ones throughout the month, and I have made it a rule that I will get through all of them, through hell or high water.
Basically this will be showing my collection of all of the artwork I make for this, as well as all of the speedpaints.

That’s right, I will be posting speedpaints (not really because they are all going to be over 3 hrs if I’m being conservative, but people are unfamiliar with timelapse for art) for every single picture, even if it’s just gestural art. My youtube will definitely be gaining a new video per week schedule. And this challenge would buy me enough time to do that, as well as a massive backlog too. Hell, I may even upgrade to TWO videos if I think that the speedpaints are taking up too much time. I’ll have to think about it.

This will be on the main page so you can look through my gallery and check out all of my notes and ideas surrounding these ideas. Preferably I will only be drawing one picture, but since I will be starting three weeks late, I will really only have until the 15th of July to get this done. In case it wasn’t obvious, I’m going to have a lot of work to do. And that may include a lot of failed sketches too.

Let’s get to work!

Art

Vibrant – WIP

ANOTHER SKetch.pngI’m not too sure where I am going with this, but I like this pose. May need some refinement first. I feel like something vibrant, with lots of coloured dots and bubbles. I’ll think more on this later on.

Art, Fantasy

Alice – Final design WIP

Alice1I think that this might be the best concept sketch I’ve done. Unless in a few days, I decide to do something else. For now though, I think this is the best ‘Alice’ sketch I’ve done, even though its not totally finished. Very different from the first sketch I did for this, but I’m proud that I am improving so much. i just wish it didn’t take so long.

I won’t be updating until Sunday, since I’m working on this. Hopefully I will create a backlog in the meantime. Not stressing over daily uploads may help. I might change it to every other day instead.

Art, Self

Ephemeral – Speedpaint (1/2)

 

I may have a lot more to say when I finish this, so that will be when I fully discuss my process and such. For now, here is the video:

Lucky, I am posting twice today.

I decided to try and fully record myself doing anything, and settled on doing a better Youtube banner, since my other one is just a piece I did a while back, and I don’t like it now. So that went a bit pear shaped, and I’ve spent only 4 and a half hours on recording this, but I haven’t gotten far with it. Either way, I need to upload on Youtube sometime, so I figured that I will post this now, and the rest on Sunday, since I should have Friday and Saturday to finish this.

Quite some improvement from my first video, eh?