still tweaking the inks on this…
my inks are getting more complex……lots of practicing and refining these kinds of forms lately…
something from a while ago that I forgot to post…really working hard on my colors…this took me quite a few days to finish
We’ve posted the Kikaku items on the 13crown Etsy for sale, however no Etsy orders for Kikaku will be shipped out until next month, as the KS backers take priority on the shipping queue.
!!!! this is so exciting…….!!!!!! thanks again to everyone who made this possible…!!! you are all rock stars to me~
I found some old line art on my hard drive and decided to re-ink it and give it some colors; I don’t know what I’ll use this for, but I like it as a kind of personal design
my lineart is getting more elaborate… more inks for the “to-be-colored” queue
I drew a furry version of one of my creatures, and a cat…I had to leave my cats with my father when I moved, I miss them bunches and bunches
I feel like I’m getting more ambitious with my inks…I won’t have time this weekend, but I’m looking forward to coloring this when I get some free time, starting monday. I moved recently, and I feel like being in a new environment has made me feel a bit more ambitious, somehow.
Had a daydream/waking vision today about the “Delusion Fields” (immediately upon seeing the title of this song), an enormous field/plane with irregularly-spaced diodes/vacuum tubes (of approximately 8-14” in length) jutting upward from the earth. The sky was purple, stormy, but without rain…all of the diodes were linked into an enormous network and emitted brainwashing rays. Anyone who stepped out into the fields, would find themselves under the rays’ controls, wandering endlessly in a crazed and dazed state…many people and other creatures/animals wandered the field, freed only when they stepped outside the boundaries of the field. I want to say that this field acts as some sort of barrier between two other locations, but I’m not really sure. It seems like the kind of place that belongs in one of the stories I made with a friend a long time ago…this doesn’t relate to the image or anything… I just wanted to talk about it.
title: "That Place You Lost".
I spent pretty much all day working on this (well, okay, that’s not true…I also cooked chili and made pasta and did laundry and washed dishes)…these are “Ridgebacks”, a creature which I’ve been drawing/writing about in my notebooks for several years (going back to 2009/2010 or so), but which I don’t think I’ve ever posted. One of my zodiac creatures, it’s uncommon for them to be seen in full; rather, they like to stay out of sight and in fact hate being seen at all, except by each other. I’ve been daydreaming about them frequently (or, should I say that I think they ‘appear’ in the minds’ eye of one of my characters, Angelo Evangelis)- he envisions, while traveling into the kingdom of Innocent Sincero, a small spherical planet whose entire surface is covered in these creatures (with spherical planets being somewhat of an anomaly in my writing; usually, planets are flat, like floating islands). The ground beneath these creatures exudes a white mist and the ridgeback’s eyes glow out in the dark. They’re not evil creatures or anything, but they’re not exactly “good”, either…in the zodiac (or tarot), they would symbolize foreboding…well…I’ve wanted to finish a drawing of them for a long time…so…I did…
this is actually from 2008 but I found it while cleaning my hard drive and wanted to share, I’m still pretty proud of it even after 5 years
to be brutally honest (and hopefully not to make excuses for myself….) a lot of the “stiffness” I struggle with in my current art has to do with the limitations of the program I use (Photoshop), which I find really unintuitive for doing anything but very ‘precise’ work since I have to be zoomed in to at least 100% size to avoid getting really “jagged” lines when I ink. i was only ever really able to do “loose” lines like this in openCanvas (because it had a feature where you could draw something at one size, and then re-draw it at a higher resolution without getting jagged effects) and I’ve used OSX exclusively since around…2009?? I think so I haven’t had access to oC since then….
looking through old art, I can see such an abrupt shift from when I switched over to using Photoshop exclusively…kind of weird to think of how much some of my art woes can be chalked up to issues with particular programs…..