You know, looking back up at the drawing of Vivian, I'm a little amazed at how freaking good it came out. The linework, the lighting, the highlights... Everything about it just pops
Sorry, it's not often I'm this impressed by my own work, just needed that moment. ANYWAY, MOAR STUFF.
First, just a drawing in my usual style.
I got around to playing Undertale (and I mean all of it, including Genocide), and Papyrus was a cool dude, definitely needed to do fan art of him. Not much else to say on this one besides I like how the pose and foreshortening came out.
So, the thing I've been experimenting with most lately is actually a more "painted" style. I'm not replacing my usual cel-shaded comic book style, but stepping outside my comfort zone has been refreshing, and it's given me a chance to better understand the behavior of light and such.
Here's a few things I made.
A portrait of my cousin:
As in my cousin Link456, who still hasn't returned to VGF despite me making him an avatar. Go bother him about it on Facebook. Anyways, this one was pretty easy since I was just going off an actual picture. All I added was the blue-green light coming from the side.
This one is my friend's Dungeons and Dragons character:
Stix the Thri-Kreen Monk. I tried keeping some of the lineart showing to get a hybrid outlined/painted look. I didn't have any real bug-men to go off of so I just had to wing it with the lighting. I actually used The Fly as reference for some parts, like the eyes.
Then I thought I'd try painting one of my own characters, so I went with my alien dragon buddy Thorn. I just used one of the drawings from that expression sheet I did of him, which I've included here for comparison.
God this one took forever. Not perfect, but it turned out way better than I could've imagined. The only thing that looks off to me is his hoodie, which looks like it's made of... I don't know, clay or something. Guess I'll have to look into painting different textures like cloth.
And last, something traditional. I did a Bob Ross style painting on a canvas, but I added my own flair to it. Which of course means dragons. ...It's too big to scan so here's a picture I took with my phone.
Kinda screwed up the scale. That must be one gigantic castle up there.