Tuesday, 14 February 2017
September-February Digital Art!
It's been a long time since I last posted my digital art! The reason I haven't posted any since September is because I'm not particularly quick at drawing digitally - I find it a lot easier to draw traditionally tbh. I am, however, still practising at speeding up digitally and trying to use my Wacom and Krita more often. Below are the digital drawings I've drawn from September until now... C:
I wasn't too satisfied with my previous digital fanart of Su Wu so I decided to have another go (after learning from my mistakes) but this time lineless! That's right, there's no lineart, which makes it look a little more realistic/professional I think? I've never done lineless digital art before so I was unsure of the outcome but overall I think it turned out pretty cool even though there are some improvements I could have made.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon definitely inspired this. And just when I thought drawing the details on the Green Destiny sword (in CTHD) was extremely difficult, the Sword of Heroes (KFP) was an absolute nightmare. I had to re-draw that spirit dragon several times and to make it worse I had to draw it upside down and make it fit with the size of the sword. The result is not absolutely precise but it's close enough! And speaking of the sword, I really wish Po would wield it like he did in the anime sequence at the beginning of the first movie but DreamWorks clearly have other ideas~ xD
(the line of action in his pose could have been better but I didn't know that at the time lol)
Surprisingly I drew this background in just about half an hour or less? I was having a really tough time trying to sync Po in with the background (a common artist problem) but as I was thinking of possible backgrounds I remembered this one scene in Secrets of the Masters that has a beautiful cherry blossom panel in 2D and I decided to draw this inspired from it using various different brushes. I think it turned out interesting and my mum even asked me if I could make prints out of it to make cards. ^^'
Happy Lunar New Year! <3
This is an idea for a digital drawing that's been circulating in my head for quite a while now! I decided to save it until Lunar New Year/Chinese New Year because the concept of this is "red letter day", a common expression used to describe a memorable day. Moreover, in China on the new year they are given red letters with money in them (in China red is considered a lucky colour, which I'm sure most people have heard?). It's a combination of both! On the left reads 福/Fú which means "good fortune" in Chinese and on the right is, of course, 新年快乐/Xīnnián kuàilè meaning "happy new year". It's all in my own handwriting and gosh it was hard! xD
I did this as a mixed Kung Fu Panda 3 day (Jan. 29th) and Chinese New Year picture since they were only a day apart! (I can't believe it was already released a year ago?) A good tip I've learned is that it's a good idea to put the sun or the moon or even clouds behind a character to draw attention to them than rather on another aspect of the drawing! I'm also really trying to work hard on the perspective in my backgrounds and a good way to achieve that is by drawing the viewer's eye line - it's like deciding which position of the drawing you want the horizon to appear on. C:
A quick Fariza for Valentine's day! Yes, she's playing Cupid. >8) ("jouer les cupidons" is a French phrase meaning to play Cupid) She'd obviously celebrate since she's a descendant of the Love and Beauty Poweress~ *-*
What's the matter, Shams? Don't you want to be a chibi? 8D
Dear chauffeur Shams is mad because somebody (I wonder who) gave him his coffee in a heart mug and he has to create a good impression in front of the little princess's daddy.
(I still can't draw his hair how it really is and yes I know the anatomy is cheap, I was too lazy to bother with accuracy lol~)
Asides from in the first and last two pictures, the colour schemes I've been using (as y'all have probably noticed now) is fiery-looking (and I don't think it's because of BTS Fire xD) so I'm thinking I should work on new colour schemes... What do you guys think? I'll create a poll to find out! Thanks for viewing! <3