Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Terra & Kai

Some more doodles I've done during lunch breaks! And it just so happened to be of these two friends.

Another Time Fabric Island doodle! This here is Terra in the alternate timeline where he is a mayor. This is after he runs into Mr Dude who says something like "The kids call me Mr Dude."

I haven't drawn Kai in awhile, so here's a quick lunch doodle of him!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Veetoff's Revenge Concept

I wrote the Light Festival Eventure last night and decided to do my Concept Sunday drawing a bit early (last night)! 

And so during that Eventure, there was a fight between Veetoff and Gair (in light of the "Ho Go Gag" animation made over 10 years ago). At this point in the story, Veetoff has a very strong hatred for Gair, because Gair's father Jaboo just killed his father Garlint. This is the first time Veetoff sees him after the incident, so he's ready to deal out his revenge.

I had a lot of fun playing with lighting and effects in this drawing. Lighting is usually something I don't spend a whole lot of focus on, especially in my sketches, so this was a fun challenge.

Here's the final drawing!

A gif showcasing the process.

And this is the process explained:

I started with a simple sketch

Cleaned up the lineart

Added base colors for Veetoff

Added the background base color

Added some details onto his clothes

Made some glowing effects for the grenades

Added to the glowing effects to make it reach outwards farther

Added shading to Veetoff

Blurred some parts to make the focus more clear

Blurred some of the glowing effects

Darkened some areas to add more contrast

Lightened the glowing parts

Lightened the lights of the image to further the contrast

Added a darkened border

Added some text!
I wasn't sure if I liked the text or not, so I exported out both versions

Friday, January 19, 2018

Piko & Kali Doodles

Trying to draw some more of the main characters that I don't draw quite as much as the six main.

I felt like drawing Piko the other day during lunch break.

Playing around with some new colors for Kali.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Concept Sunday 2: Gair Vs. Trekkon

I've been reading the Dragon Ball Super manga a lot recently, and really admiring Toyotarō's fight scenes. Akira Toriyama has always been my favorite artist when it comes to action scenes, and Toyotarō has been doing a great job emulating his style.

I always struggle with drawing and writing fight scenes, so it's something I really want to get better at. I love drawing characters with cuts and bruises though, because it makes them look more like they're in a real world and not just perfect. It's kind of like how you're supposed to beat up textures of environments to make them look more believable.

So this is Gair and Trekkon fighting (probably during the Searching for Home Eventure?). This is after Trekkon is already working for Death, so it's actually my first time drawing his new design in these clothes. I also had a lot of fun with this shading style of using lots of lines!

So for this week's Concept Sunday, I referenced one of the panels of the Dragon Ball Super manga (Chapter 25, page 16), but replaced the characters with Gair and Trekkon.

I technically referenced both the last panel on page 16, and the beginning two on page 17, so these are the original panels that I referenced (I obviously did not draw these, all credit goes to Toyotarō).

Here's a gif showcasing the process!

And here is the process explained:

 I started with a basic layout of the poses.
 Then I added a few facial features, figuring out where the eyes would point. I also sketched out some hands for Gair.

Then I added some lines straight across in the background, and some white spaces to surround the characters so they wouldn't get lost in the background.

 Then I slanted the lines to give it more direction and depth.

 And then I re-drew the characters with many more details and cleaner lines.

I added flat colors to the characters.

Then I added in shading, going with the background lines. 

White felt too boring for a background, so I added a dark backdrop color. 

It looked too dark, so I changed the line color to a lighter blue, and adjusted the white colors to orange and yellow. 

The colored backs didn't feel right, so I changed it to more of a blue-ish white color instead. 

Then I added action lines to give it more movement.

And finally I added some blood and bruises to make them feel more like they were in a battle. It added a lot more believability for me.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Lunch Time Doodles

Some lunch time doodles I did during the week!

31. Snull & Baw
These two became friends because of their outgoing personalities. So this is them celebrating the new year.
P.S. This is my last Digicember, and it's done a little late because of being busy.

I needed to do something quick and easy after a long day of coding and debugging. So here's a quick Gair. 

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Time Fabric Island Sketches

We finished the Time Fabric Island Eventure this week, and it was a lot of fun!

I did this doodle of one of the scenes, during my lunch break.

This is JrTr being a salesman, since that's what he did during the messed up timeline.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Dream Doodles

So I've been having a lot of dreams about The Nays recently, and I love it! It helps me think of story ideas. These were also really fun, I kind of wanna draw more of these.

This dream involved Ralphie hating some new kid at a picnic, and Kominushu was trying to be nice to him. Ralphie was eating something since it was like a picnic, but I can't remember what it was, so I just drew french fries.

So the other night I had a dream that involved Scott helping Frank Lady make tacos. So here he is cutting up the lettuce for her.