Hi Everyone! Originally I was going to post what I had finished for my artwork and bio because I said that I would and I want to keep a consistent schedule. However as I progressed through my usual method of coloring, I started looking up tutorials. I realized that the way I was coloring my … Continue reading Portrait Artwork – Asandra The Bloodfire
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
Hello Everyone! Sorry for the slight lateness of this post, but working with backgrounds and foregrounds proves to be a bit challenging as it's still new to me. But I need to work on it further if I want to improve my own artwork and book covers. I am happy to say that this is … Continue reading Artwork – Icarus
Hi Everyone! I was hoping to have this piece finished by today, but being sick for most of the week and still working from home has made this week a bit more difficult than expected. But I'm hoping to finish it over the weekend now that I'm feeling better. Still, here's a preview of the … Continue reading Artwork Preview
In my efforts to become a better artist and writer, I drew my character once more. Asandra is such a vital character to the entirety of my series that I felt the need to draw her correctly. I have been far too distracted from my goals and I want to slowly get back into improving … Continue reading Character Art: Asandra The Bloodfire V2
As one of the central characters of my story, The Legend of Nariko : Mark of Silverfrost, I spent a fair bit of time trying to figure out how best to portray Asandra, The Bloodfire. Early on in the character's inception, I was enamored with the spirit of rebellion against a tyrannical empire. The willful … Continue reading Character Design: Asandra The Bloodfire
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!