dimanche 22 mars 2015

Sketches of the week #18

Working on some colors and volumes. Btw, that new Intuos 5 tablet I'm using now feels like drawing on sandpaper, it's litterally eating the Wacom artpen's nib in a few hours, whereas on my old Intuos 4 I've been drawing for months without seeing any sign of wear.
I'm also not sure I like the "natural" sensations that the Intuos 5's drawing surface is trying to emulate so I wouldn't recommend it, especially if you have the 4, that one is a keeper.

dimanche 15 mars 2015

Sketches of the week #17

Some sketches whose purpose was only to allow me to drop some poorly chosen colors on them. The mangastudio brushes however are fantastic, the basic watercolor brushes, which I used here, are very fun and allow some nice mixing and smoothing directly when painting.

And a Daredevil sketch, actually a demonic alternate we could name DevilDare. Now that I think of it I should have gone with pointy ears too, oh well...

dimanche 15 février 2015

Sketches of the week #15

Have you heard of Wolfsmund? No? Well it's a shame because it's probably one of the best mangas published recently. I'd call it a medieval seinen but I might be wrong on this, however it's definitely a highly recommended, gripping read. That last sketch is a fanart of Hilde the ripper of Schwyz, from Ookami no kuchi Wolfsmund.

dimanche 8 février 2015

Evening sketchflow

Well it's been quite a long while since I picked up the stylus and tablet, so it all felt very rusty when I finally got back to sketching tonight. These are kind of fantasy themed due to my recent playing of Zelda Ocarina of time N64 game I guess. 

lundi 5 janvier 2015

Sketches of the Week #14

I'm afraid there's some discutably nsfw piece of sketch here... but not really, right?

These following sketches might make little sense to you. I was trying to figure out what was going to happen next which is why the first couple sketches seem unrelated to the rest. It's an attempt at looking for ideas by exploring a scene with quick sketches. The rough "story" here is more like a mean to gain some momentum, build a broader feeling and basically make the process more fun for me. 

dimanche 21 décembre 2014

Sketches of the Week #12

So I've switched to Clip Studio Paint 5 (Mangastudio) and this application feels so much better than PS for sketching and drawing. It has the ability to rotate the canvas very naturally, which PS does as well but in such an impractical way that I barely used that function in PS and had to relearn how I worked on the tablet.
CSP also features some very nice basic brushes for digital painting which are really useful since it has also an added smudging effect that makes rendering smooth areas very fun. Overall it reminds me a lot of Opencanvas (4.5) but it has none of its flaws (app crash on files as big as  5000X5000px...) and adds a lot of cool features like vector layers and various rulers which I have yet to learn to use