Hello everyone!With regards to my hardcover artwork, upon reflection, I wasn't very happy with how it turned out. It didn't feel appropriate to the story nor the character and felt very out of place. As a result, I took some time to create another rendition that I liked a lot more. Now I can present … Continue reading The Legend of Nariko: 5 Year Anniversay Hardcover No. 2
Hi Everyone! April's been a very productive month. Still working on finishing the cover art for book 2 and then starting the cover art for Volume 1 (Books 1 & 2 combined for better value), but it's very close to completion I feel. I just wanted to quickly share my progress with you all. … Continue reading Artwork – Character Design for Book Cover
My first book, The Lost Daughter, is almost done! Still being read by test readers before it can officially be published. But hopefully it will be released very soon. I've been working on the cover, basically I still need to practice how to draw/color swords as it is central in this picture. But I feel … Continue reading Book Cover 1!
Hi Everyone! Its been quite a while, I find myself apologizing once again. These past few weeks have been quite hectic with life throwing all sorts of wrenches in my plans. Luckily things are starting to settle now so I should have time to post something every two weeks! One nice thing about having a … Continue reading Cover Art Progress
Hi everyone! Sorry it has been a while since I've posted anything, its been quite a chaotic few weeks with school term papers and starting work. But luckily I found time to finish this tutorial series! The tools used in this tutorial are the same as in the past tutorials: a Wacom Drawing Tablet with … Continue reading Conclusion to the Simple and Quick Tutorials! Clothing!
As promised last week, here's a tutorial on how to color and shade skin for your digital art piece! Similar to shading and coloring hair and eyes, the more detail you put into the sketch and ink work, the more you can get out of the image. As always, the tools I use are the … Continue reading Simple and Quick Tutorial for Coloring and Shading Skin!
Continuing the work on my latest piece, here is a tutorial for how to color, shade, and highlight hair. One important consideration to make is that the quality of the shading and highlighting you can achieve will be based on the amount of detail you put into the hair. For this picture, I realized during … Continue reading Simple and Quick Digital Art Hair Tutorial
While working on my latest piece, I thought I would make a tutorial for how to color eyes. To color, I use a drawing tablet with stylus and the PaintSai Program. I find using PaintSai is very forgiving as it is easier to use and allows the user to undo several steps rather than one. … Continue reading Quick Tutorial for Coloring, Shading and Highlighting Eyes!
Just a quick sketch and color of two of the main characters of the story I am writing. I like using an anime style mostly because it was the style I learned growing up, though now I'm trying to learn a somewhat more realistic style that still remains somewhat cartoon-ish. I find that creating concept … Continue reading Cute Concept Art for Story Characters
Digital Art has always been my favorite form of art as it allows for an unprecedented amount of freedom and creativity without the anxiety often associated with traditional form of art. This isn't to say that Traditional Art practices are bad or archaic, but that I find Digital Art to be very forgiving when it … Continue reading Digital Art: How to get Started