nope, absolutely no idea.
nope, absolutely no idea.
Used a ref for the head. The blue woman… yeah, no idea what that was supposed to look like.
Evidently I used this as scratch paper for an equation, but I don’t remember what I was trying to figure out.
THANK YOU CLONE TOOL.
So… here’s the story.
I’ve never taken an art class before, so I decided to sign up for one this summer. On like, the last day of class, the teacher was like, “DO WHATEVER THE FUCK YOU WANT.”
And everybody in the class was like,
But I’m just like,
And I draw this picture that I’m actually kinda proud of, right? You know, excessively detailed hair and whatnot because that’s what I like to do for whatever reason. So I ask my teacher for some ink, and she’s like, “do you know how to use a calligraphy pen?” And I’m like, “hell no.” And she’s like, “cool. Here’s a calligraphy pen.” And I’m like, “fuck.”
But you know, whatever. So I start inking with the calligraphy pen and I sort of get the hang of it. The class is only like, 2 hours long, so I don’t completely finish and I have to take the half-inked sketch home. Now, I don’t have a calligraphy pen because what the fuck. So I dig out this bullshit ink that I bought at some seedy shop in China town when I was like, 12. The label is completely in Mandarin or something, so I have no idea what the hell is in there but it’s black and it’s wet. That’s what she said.
Anyway, I start inking the rest of this thing with my sketchy Chinese bullshit and a paintbrush, so naturally half of the lines look like complete shit, but whatever. Yolo.
Then I’m like, how am I going to color this thing? I’d never used watercolors but always wanted to, so I decided on that. Because #yolo.
So I take my brush and dip it in the water and I’m brushing that shit all over her face when fuck me sideways. Her nose fucking eats itself. You know, that awkward moment when your ink turns out to be fucking water soluble.
So then I’m like, maybe I can save it. I’ll just get out some copics and color it that way, right? Maybe it’ll look better.
Lolno, as you can see.
Anyway, the entire thing was too obnoxiously huge for my scanner, so the picture up there is like a quarter of the actual thing. The quarter that looks like complete shit.
And I’m probably not going to finish this because ugh. asdhgfakjdhfl.
I’m sorry I’m so profane in this post. I’m just very frustrated.
So I figured out how to scan that thing. I think it looks a little better…
This is embarrassing, I can’t edit a scanned thing properly.
My scanner barfed all over my colors, and it was too small to scan the whole thing so I had to scan it in two parts and I have no idea how to get rid of that ugly line at the bottom I’m sorry.
This is a work in progress, as in, I might add a background and text. Or something. And figure out how to make it look less… ick.
Eight fricking hours. One hour for the sketch (most of that time was spent searching for circular objects of varying sizes to trace), one hour for the inking, four hours of coloring in one session, coloring finished today in two hours. It was all together more like ten hours if you count the first draft that I screwed up on, but I don’t count that.
Copic sketch markers are probably easier to work with, but the original markers were cheaper… I don’t think it’s that bad for a test run.
I’ll post it soon, once I figure out how to scan this thing… it’s significantly bigger than my scanner, and I don’t know what I’m doing…
I’m going to add words or something to it, but I haven’t decided whether I’m going to do that traditionally or digitally.
Lucky. I’ve wanted some copics for a long time. How much is it for a good set?
Generally, it’s good to buy them individually, because the sets often have crappy color schemes. I managed to find a fairly balanced set of thirty-six, however… it wasn’t cheap: $188 or something like that. Still, they’re obviously superior to other brands of art markers—prismas are kind of crappy. Also, you don’t have to keep buying them—you can buy ink refills, and each refill is good for like, 6 or 10 refills, and you only need to refill markers you use a lot every 8 months or so.
tl;dr — that shit’s expensive, but it’s worth it.
I mean, seriously. They look awesome.
I draw a lot (obviously), but I don’t color a hole lot of my sketches… when I do color them, I generally use GIMP, but honestly? I’m not a big fan of digital art. Maybe it’s because I’m not very good at it—I know, I know, practice makes perfect, but that’s not really what I’m getting at. I just don’t have an eye for blending colors on a screen—I like to feel myself coloring, if you know what I mean. I just feel like traditional coloring methods leave me more in control of my work. I dunno, call me crazy.
Anyway, Copics are gorgeous. If you use them right, the image turns out really neatly blended with no icky stroke marks or anything like that, and there’s a crapload of colors. Of course, it’s going to take me a loooong time to get all those colors, since I’m an unemployed high school student and blah blah blah, but I’m going to save up over time. I’m asking for some for my birthday, just a few to start, and I’ll build up off of that.