How to cut your fringe.
For Meg Magazine’s November ‘13 issue.
Illustrations for a “how-to” article.
For Meg Magazine’s November ‘13 issue.
Marker doodle of young Jolyne.
For the anon who was asking about my coloring method. I used the Angry!Eren lineart I made for that head drawing process thinger.
- I cleaned up my lineart from before. Changed a few details. Nothing big.
- I laid down the flats. These days, since I work on the foreground before the background, I end up just filling all the space I’ll be coloring in a new layer with the skin tone and then just placing clipping mask layers on top of it. This makes everything much easier to clean since the stuff beyond the base layer won’t be touched. (Here’s how the base layer and the clipping mask layers look like once the drawing’s done)
- Added the shadows. I use my brushes like how I would use colored pencils to color. I enjoy hatching with them rather than using them to paint.
- Added a clipping mask layer on top of my lineart and altered some of my lines’ colors.
- I fixed and added more details and also placed some highlights.
- Added a new layer on top of all my color layers, set it to multiply, and added a light orange gradient. I don’t always do this. I just did it for this drawing to make my colors a bit darker. Sometimes, I’d play around and add some adjustment filters too to make the colors sepia, more yellow, cooler, etc.
NOTES: I don’t like using too many colors. The more colors I put, the harder it is for me to come up with a piece that won’t make me want to throw up. I stick to complimentary color combinations such as red + green and yellow + violet. I also avoid using colors that are too bright all the time. I mostly use them to draw people to a certain part of my drawings.
I always suggest Kaiba to people whenever they want to watch something poignant. Despite the show’s sci-fi setting, it presents so many things that are quite relatable to people today. It shows the many joys, complications, and consequences that come with various human relationships. Kaiba even tackles issues such as discontent towards one’s body as well as people’s slavery to technology and trends.
I’ve been getting some asks inquiring about my tutorials for drawing heads (and other body parts). I don’t think I’m the best person to ask for such things though. I suggest looking at anatomy books and observing real people for such things. As a compromise, here’s my process for drawing heads featuring an angry Eren.
- Drew the basic guidelines: a circle for the cranium, a curved vertical line to indicate where the center of the face is, and a horizontal one for where I’d prolly put the eyes. I don’t really strictly follow these guidelines. I tend to edit them along the way.
- Quickly added the guidelines for the forehead, jaws, cheeks, and chin.
- Added the guides for the facial features. Modified the original guidelines too.
- Final drawing. My sketches are really just guides for me and I don’t strictly follow them. For this step, I fix the anatomy and adjust some features. The end result looks really different from the sketch. /cry
NOTES: I try to gun for a good balance between anime and realism when I draw. I try to follow the realistic shapes of some facial features such as the cheeks, chin, nose, mouth. I also draw some stuff normally omitted from generic anime drawings such as eyebags, nostrils, and the subtle curves of the lips.
If you guys want to to ask something about a specific step, feel free to ask :))
The best way to celebrate the announcement of the Attack on Titan shoujo manga spin-off is by drawing some of the characters in The Rose of Versaille style. Nothing says shoujo more than classic 70s shoujo after all. So here, have some Oscar!Levi, Fersen!Erwin, and Andre!Eren.
Illustrations I made for Meg Magazine’s September 2013 issue. They are for an article on shopaholism.
Carrying steel blades in our hands, we sing a song of victory, bearing the wings of freedom upon our backs
Chi, you have to keep your guard up against those wolves.
A friendly reminder that Hiroshi Kamiya, voice actor of Levi, is also voicing a puffy squirrel from Brother’s Conflict, an anime featuring a pseudo-incest reverse harem as it’s main selling point.
Said anime also has Kaji Yuki (Eren) voicing a 10-year-old shota, Daisuke Ono (Erwin) voicing a basketball player with brother issues, and Yoshimasa Hosoya (Reiner) voicing a delinquent tsundere high school student with an anime mullet and two side-braids. Said characters all have the hots for their stepsister.