Drawing my ancient character Eggie in some dresses I thought fit her, and a doodle of the Princess from the Knight and Princess story I’m poking at
Took another crack at Areum’s outfit, but since I was stumped I also went back to the books i.e. looked at more hanboks since I was using those as a jumping off point. I mostly mention this because I found a photostream from a rad-as-fuck hanbok fashion show from a few years back which definitely helped me figure out where I wanted to go (this one in particular I really liked but I didn’t want to copy directly, obviously…)
Also had an really rough action pose and attempt at a profile but eeehhhhhhh mostly just there to see if I could like… do the lunge thing without breaking the skirt. Having owned long skirts like… lunges are possible if the skirt has a enough give but in my case I would often trip on the fabric on the way back up because I’m a klutz… also I think I overextend on my lunges frequently but that’s neither here nor there. But the chima skirt is sort of like a wrap skirt, so for fantasy fashion purposes I improvised a slit with the wrap…
Haha people care about my thought processes on dressing my Half-Orc Monk I’M FUCKING SURE HAHA
In other news the new Frenden concept brushes are fun and the new additions to the wash brushes are great and I dig the panting block in brush and the GLAZING BRUSH IS AMAZING okay okay buy Frenden brushes that is all
I’ve decided to make just like… all the DnD characters because I wanna. Also there are like 3 more classes than races but with subraces I’ll make it work haha
So I’ve already posted the sketch of Malali, the Tiefling Bard, but now there’s Areum, the Half-Orc Monk whose past is sort of complicated and involves being the well-known secret bastard child of a noblewoman and an orc and who grew up at the monastery where she was conceived haha welp, and then Ghesh Turnuroth, the gold Dragonborn Warlock who grew up with Areum and as they grew up might have sort of been put in charge of her for reasons no one can properly ascertain anymore. He had plans to become a Paladin perhaps and learn some proper fighting skills but late one night as he stayed up researching as he is wont to do he read the wrong book and now is sort of kind of in this pact with a Great Old One of some sort and well Areum can take care of herself, really, at least fighting-wise (haha thanks to the +2 Strength bonus for Half-Orcs her Strength is 20 yeah booooyyyeeee).
Ghesh has the absolute worst crush on Areum but he’s also keeping a lot of secrets, secrets about himself and about Areum’s relatives, so he hasn’t said a word. Areum might have a crush on Ghesh as well if she could ever admit it to herself, because even though she’s a bit haughty and high-and-mighty she’s very much unsure of herself and her position in the world (though this should would never say so out loud).
Ended up researching a lot of traditional Korean clothing, particularly the hanbok and like… the hanbok throughout history…? I know I looked up yangban women in particularly which I want to say is more… 18th-19th century… I think. Obviously not a direct copy obviously but I’m still futzing with Areum’s outfit nothing seems to be quite what I want yet… I don’t know. I want there to be influence but not a direct copy and I feel like I’m treading the line…
Ghesh’s is a mix of like… eh, I know I wanted a Mandarin collar and then I just sort of went from there… yeeeeeaaahhhhhhhh. Oh and glasses. No I have no idea how a dragon wears glasses like it’s fucking magic (…okay I mean I was thinking actually weirdly-shaped pince-nez so like effectively magic, painful, annoying magic).
Costuming is hard :/
I have a doctor’s appointment tomorrow at ungodly o’clock so goodnight
Better than therapy animal werewolf because sentience, let’s be real
AHAHAHA MOTHERFUCKER WHO’S LAUGHING NOW
It probably needs more clean-up but I spent like 90 minutes doing clean up and at the moment I want to do literally anything else so I’m probably going to make that label I keep meaning to and also go stitch together my graphite scan so that’s ready to go yeah that sounds good
Then I honestly might play some fucking video games or work on D&D characters or some such shit hahaha we’ll see how long those other two things take me first
COLORED PENCIL: MOSTLY FUCKING DONE
I was going to stay up all night to finish this but frankly I’m tired and I need to get up and do some shit tomorrow so… I guess I failed at that haha
Fuck colored pencil fuck it forever
Uuuuuugghhhghgghhhghhh colored peeennnnccciiiiilllllllllll is the wwwooooorrrsssttt
I might just try to finish this one tomorrow then go back to pen and ink after it
That… sounds acceptable…
I’m tired of looking at this piece so I’m going to stop working on it for today
Tried to tone it up evenly-ish so I can just like… mess with it… tomorrow… maybe Monday might deal with colored pencil tomorrow and see if I can’t knock that out
Behind schedule, blech
Maybe… started colored pencil tonight, like get the new one outlined, some base underpainting stuff… figure out what I’m doing tomorrow, tomorrow
I ended up doing some errands today and having to go into work for a little but to learn the new system, so I only got my graphite piece done (sans cropping which needs to be done and maybe more clean up I’m just clean-upped-out)
Tomorrow I’m going to tackle my pen and ink piece
Because I’m dumb and avoiding all important things and shit I started working on a Tiefling Bard last night and got the rough stuff hammered out and so here’s a rough sketch for the rough background
Malali, the Tiefling Bard, who in her self-imposed solitude of the hermit’s life has learned something terrible, and something wonderful, but cannot say which is which. Malali, the Tiefling Bard, who sings songs of sorrow to quell savage beasts, and whose tales of great tragedy she strums upon her lyre can still inspire great feats. Malali, the Tiefling Bard, the serene at all turns.
Horns based off of the takin but with how much success…? Eeehhhhh I tried. They look cool but of course because they look cool it also means they are hard to draw.
It’s… it’s a start
I’m so bad at colored pencil
Probably going to put this one up for now until tomorrow when I can ask for advice and stuff
Going to try and get a sketch done for my watercolor piece haha wheeeeeeeeee portfolio stuff
Well it’s a start, wish I had more done but I hadn’t foreseen nib problems
Finally got my sketch to a place where I can transfer it to my clayboard and also did a value study to work from (though I’ll also have the plant in front of me to work from) so that’s tomorrow’s project and also maybe knocking out another sketch for another portfolio piece and also finishing up paperwork for visa and also not being overwhelmed hahahahahahahaha
Haha good news I got into the University of Leicester bad news I’m paranoid about not getting my visa in times and my botanical portfolio is due September 5th and like only one piece is done hahaha screaming
I’m going to play some video games to calm down honestly I haven’t played in like a week or two and I need some relaxation time