Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Improvement Movement: Draw This Again

As part of the Improvement Movement project, I redrew an old drawing from 2010!

Here's the 2019 version.

And this was the 2010 version.

And this is a gif to showcase the process!

Monday, February 25, 2019

Inking with a Manga Pen

My brother bought a Manga Pen for me when he went to Japan and I finally got a chance to test it out.

Here's the final illustration. Inked on paper and then scanned and colored digitally in Photoshop.

It started out as a pencil sketch on paper.

Then I used the manga pen to ink it.

And then the final digital coloring and effects in Photoshop.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Quickling Doodles

Some quicker drawings I did without really worrying about color.

I did some sketches of scenes from some of the Eventures I've been working on recently. I've been trying to figure out how to redo and fix some of the backstories of the demons in The Nays. And I thought up some new ideas while drawing this, even! The guy with the hat and Dark Vaiyo markings is gonna be the one Snull failed to protect, but I don't have a name for him yet.

Rabiah was in our Global Game Jam project last year, so I did a quick doodle of her as warm-up before it started.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

DBZ Drawings

Here are some DBZ-related drawings I've done in the past few months after the Broly movie came out. I always get in these DBZ moods for awhile.

I've been playing a lot of DB Xenoverse 2 recently and finally finished all of the Parallel Quests. Here are all of my characters I've recreated in the game, based on my characters from The Nays. All that's left is to make a Majin, but I haven't decided who I want that to be yet.

I watched the new Broly movie and my favorite part was everything to do with the Saiyans' past.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Watercolor Painting

So the other week, I decided to get the watercolors out and try to do a full watercolor painting. It was really hard for me, but it ended up turning out better than I initially thought it would.

This is the final painting of Cheelai from the Freeza Force!

It started out as a pencil sketch

I got a photo of it about halfway through inking, but I did that after laying the colors down.

And then finally I inked it and added some colored pencil to bring the colors out more.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

On the Spot Nay Sketches

These are sketches I did on the spot when I couldn't think about what to draw.

I realized I only had like 3 drawings of Rammako, so here's a drawing of him.

Just a thought for a future eventure with Yaguzi.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Nay Sketching

Some more sketches of The Nays!

I've been playing a lot of Battle Chef Brigade recently, and Muyo's probably the Nay that enjoys cooking the most other than Bryan.

When Kali first joins The Nays, she wears a hat to cover up her demon horns. I was trying to figure out what that hat might look like.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Discovery of the Rebirth Stone Animatic

I took about 3 hours to make this rough animatic that summaries the Discovery of the Rebirth Stone Eventure in 5 minutes. I took some of the key moments and made a bunch of quick storyboards to showcase them.

Discovery of the Rebirth Stone from Michelle Rakar on Vimeo.

And here are some of my favorite moments:

Monday, February 11, 2019

Quick Character Sketches

Some quick character sketches done during lunch breaks or before work.

A quick doodle of Piko that I did before work this morning!

I realized I don’t really have any drawings of Kai smiling, but he’s a fairly happy guy.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Nays on the Twine Moonwake - More!

These were from Chapter 2 and took place over a long period of time. I was doing NaNoWriMo, but some of these were drawn a lot earlier than when I did that.

Here are more drawings from my Twine story!
“Iniko, did you find anything you were looking for in this timeline?” she asks me.
Read the full entry here!

Thursday, February 7, 2019

SSB Nays

These are some SSB-related drawings I did about The Nays. From Digicember and just a random one.

Digicember Day 31: Grenna & Mr Wopson as Cloud
Here is the last Digicember drawing I did from last year!

Squidwik always plays as Olimar in SSB, but he's only ever won a fight once.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Beginning of the Improvement Movement: Age Progression

So I'm doing a throwback to an old project from Summer 2012 called the Improvement Movement. Some friends are joining me in doing monthly prompts so we can keep working on concepts and developing our personal stories.

This is an age progress for Zandra! 

The story points include:
  • Age 1: Her grandfather Oleg loses her while he's babysitting, so she begins living with her other grandfather Rocko.
  • Age 5: Rocko starts to teach her how to fight, while under his care.
  • Age 10: She returns to live with her parents Jaboo and Cassie, and first enters The Worlds. This is how she looks at the very beginning of The Nays.
  • Age 18: Her current day-self as of right now. This is during the World Leader Exam times when she's becoming close friends with Yaguzi.
  • Age 25: When The Nays travel to the future, they see this Zandra: her future self from Clove's timeline.
  • Age 35 - Age 80: I haven't actually made any of these in the story itself, but they're ideas of how she might end up looking!

You can find the website for our Improvement Movement project here, but for now, this is the only entry I've done (since it's still the first month)!

Here's a process gif for this one!

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Nay Full Body Drawings

Some recent Nay drawings that aren't just portraits.

I realized I haven't actually really drawn Thing since I re-designed him (over a year ago!).

A doodle from the scene where The Nays first discover that Kali's a demon.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Sketchbook Eventure Planning

I planned out some places, costumes, and characters before writing recent Eventures.

These were concepts for a new character named Fabiana. The bottom right image on the second sheet is what I decided her final look will be based on.

Some initial concept sketches to plan out what Rasake and Matoko's wedding area looks like. Also their wedding clothes.