So Inktober is a bit of a downer for me, since it reminds me how bad my drawings tend to be. So to perk myself up a bit I was scrolling through youtube and came across a Bob Ross video.
To be fair, I haven’t watched it yet, but it put me in the mood to try my hand at backgrounds, just to see where my skills lie. Its not the most amazing thing I’ve ever drawn, but it was a relaxing half an hour or so. And it did help me to see what sort of instinct I have with drawings. I suppose for a first attempt it could be better; I would need to render the trees as they look 2D by comparison to the river and rocks, but its a good start. I kinda like the foggy atmosphere, hence the title.
Also, this is the first time in a while I’ve been able to use Krita (whoever allowed it to render in Direct 11 is a god, you can finally record window capture). I prefer it since I;m more of a painterly, block out figure kinda gal. I get the appeal of Medibang too, but I find sketching on it really awkward.
Time taken: 3:55 hrs
My first entry for Inktober. Bit of a struggle due to its size, and the fact I really struggled for an idea that worked for the prompt.
I do like that I have at least some grasp on inking, but I really don’t know how line weight works. An it does show. I do also wish I had pushed perspective more. It would really help the sense f urgency I was going for.
I do like the bird shapes in the background. I still can’t tell if I should have draw actual birds. But I was already spending 4 hours on this, and its silly for the type of challenge to spend longer.
So when I was younger (and much less skilled with art) I had made a “thing” called Reaper. I can’t even remember the plot now it was so long ago. Bit all you need to know is that it sucked. So I didn’t touch it for a while, but slowly began to change the story over time. I wont post a great deal about it now, because its still only an idea, albeit a more fleshed out one now. Better to wait and keep developing it. I will however give it a placeholder name.
Yeah, really clever. Anyway, here are the three main characters. The Duvari Sisters. It’s a start on some outfit ideas. I’ll still need more research until I’m happy. The girls outfits are partly inspired by 1860s fashion. Or, at least the last two are. The first is based on something a little different, but I’ll leave that up in the air for now.
Its not much, but if you want to see the process of this,
As far as my art goes, I am slowly beginning to improve, I guess. Its slow going though, and I need to practice lot more before I’ll be good enough to start anything right now.
I forgot to post the video last week. Sorry.
I was messing around with Inkscape, and made some nice icons. If anyone is interested, I’m happy to open commissions.
In hindsight, I should have recorded myself drawing this, oh well.
I was messing around with Inkscape, and made both my icon, and this sweet desktop wallpaper. If you want the wallpaper, check out the link to my deviantart above.
Yeah, I’m now using this icon, since it better represents me. Plus i think it looks elegant.