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.
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 wanted to create some ideas for myself dressed in costumes reminiscent of the platforms I frequent. Facebook was first, even though I’m still building that up.
I’m currently on a toss up between mixing number 2 and number 1 or mixing number 1 with number 5. Most of these designs were created by opening pinterest and google, typing in ballgowns, and drawing whatever elements stuck out. It’s not a bad way of working, although constantly clicking off Krita looks weird in the video.
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.