Some smaller and quicker sketches I've been doing recently. Kirby installed Sai on our little netbook so I can actually sketch on it :D I think I prefer Sai over Photoshop when it comes to my linework but I also know I'm pretty lazy when it comes to using multiple programs. I like Photoshop since I can practically use that for almost everything so...I dunno.
Testing out this print stuff. I'm not sure what the quality is like over there but Kirby and I did order a print for one of our walls. I haven't used that account in a long while so some of the other things are embarrassingly outdated :P
Started a new sketch. I normally avoid drawing Alice in Wonderland type stuff; mostly because I feel that almost everyone at one point uses this as inspiration. But over on egl_comm_art it's one of the current contest themes and I felt inclined to try it out. I was going to ditch drawing Alice and go off on the loli bunny but I decided to give it another go and this second attempt at drawing her feels better to me.
Kind of a massive image post; mostly due to being lazy in keeping track of my progress.
Inspiration to color this hit me the other day when I was hanging out with Justin, Andre, and Tong and everyone was doing a bit of show-and-tell. Since I've been drawing mostly to decompress after a day of work I've been sticking to areas I'm familiar with so I haven't been challenging myself. But after we hung out it kind of gave me this newfound sense of inspiration and motivation to try and color this. I feel incredibly rusty doing this, BTW.
Continuing on my sketch for looooo (man, remembering how many O's are in her name is hard!). I almost lost it on the details; it almost was a pain in the ass to do since there's a lot of stuff happening in that border print. Also there's the pressure on wanting to do a good job since this is her dream dress and all.
I keep losing steam with my previous WIPs and so I start doodling at a new one while in the middle of it. The second one I didn't bother to save at a higher resolution since it's just a bunch of my sketch lines; this way you can kind of see the general picture rather than the details (lack thereof). On the first one there's a lot of contrast with the black and white which doesn't give off a nice whipped cream feel, but when I lighten it up it feels pretty good. Still debating whether or not to add the drippy stuff; on one hand it creates some interest up at the top in where I feel I left too much white space but on the other I dunno if it just makes it look too cluttered and/or messy.
I'm having fun drawing all the chibi people :D I initially wanted to create multiple pieces of everyone but the thought of that left me burnt out so I decided to create a collage-type thing instead. Lolita dresses take up so much space that I didn't want to have to fight for real estate which was why I went for the chibi route.
Trying to stay true to form with the dresses and the prints; it's not something I do very often.
Man, I hate drawing glasses T_T.
Lolita really skews with my proportions...still trying to figure that out. I tend to draw dresses with really high waists which kind of throw off where the legs should go and stuff. I find if I look at this for too long the limbs start feeling weird or off to me.
At first glance the two images look similar but I was actually stumped on how to solve the problem with the print on their dresses. The first one I lowered the opacity on the print pattern so it wasn't as strong of a focal point than the second image. It started to feel kind of jumbled and messy.
It probably doesn't look like there were any changes but I went and warped the horizontal pattern a little bit so it flows a little better. It doesn't bother me as much and I didn't feel like I destroyed all the work I put into the pattern. I also went and made another one for their socks and I think that also helps in balancing it all out. It sits better overall and I've got opacity for everything at 100%.
Finished the last of the hair so I can quit feeling uneasy about it :P
Starting to work on arms; something I find both fun and frustrating to do.
Ctrl+J has been my favorite shortcut to use on this so far (Copy layer).