Awwww yeah! This print got finished not too long ago to showcase my new upcoming webcomic, The Legend of Jamie Roberts. (Coming online mid- to late-November.)
Illustrated here, from foreground to background, is Jamie Roberts, Ragun Ranki (pronounced Rah-Goon Ra-N-key), and the dragon shape of Ragun Basho (pronounced Rah-Goon Bah-show).
This took a little while to illustrate, especially with the waves of The Way in the background. The Way is the spirit world, where souls rest after death and before birth, and where Ranki was banished after The War of the Leaders 500 years before the start of the Legend.
Here’s some clips of the progress of the piece:
The colors of the background and Ranki were done in Clip Studio Paint to save me some marker ink.
This image will do double-duty as both a print and as the cover art for Chapter 1’s online serialization.
That’s all for now. Thank you for reading!
You. Are. Awesome.
Today’s video features not only two watercolor paintings and a Thoughtful Dinosaur comic strip I’m making, but it also features a song I made.
This is the first song I’ve ever composed and made using a program called LMMS. The program is free to download if you want to give it a try for yourself.
Keep in mind, my musical background is from my days playing Taiko. If you want an idea of the kinds of songs I performed, here’s an example from a troupe I was a part of. That’s why, for the first song, it’s pretty much exclusively drum sounds.
Why am I painting two watercolor paintings? Find out…NEXT TIME.
Thanks for listening.
You. Are. Awesome.
This figure keeps appearing in my sketchbook and I’m not entirely sure why, or what to do with them.
Though, the more I think about it, the more I may just make a watercolor painting or some other illustration of them.
This post is going to be informal because that’s how I do.
Normally I work with Copic markers (they have SO MANY colors available and are easy to blend, but are pricey like woah).
However, I’ve been itching to do some new illustrations in a technique I haven’t employed for a long while – colored pencils. It’s not that I don’t like colored pencils. It’s just I don’t get to use them everyday because my default when it comes to coloring anything is markers.
So I’m making what I call a “test illustration,” an illustration made just to practice with the tools. Kind of like my Native American woman, my last illustration I made with watercolors.
First thing I did was I drew – and shaded – the whole image with graphite pencils. Continue reading “Making an Illustration in Colored Pencils”
A little while back I did a watercolor painting of a Native American Woman in a headdress (I’ll get into why I made this painting in a minute). I started with the sketching process, which is documented in this time-lapse video. Then I moved on to the washes…
I started with the background (always start with the background first). Then I waited for it to dry before moving on to the next color, the hair. Then I waited for THAT to dry before moving on to the next color… Continue reading “Native American Woman Painting from Start to (Almost) Finish”