art stuff…..I sketched the cat-head-with-legs yesterday at Rob’s and finished once I got home. I’m always a fan of this ‘rough, hand drawn’ kind of look when others do it, but I really don’t enjoy it as much, when I do it myself…I also sketched a more complete layout for it but I’m not sure if I’ll finish
Inks for a new sticker design. Title: "The Onslaught".
I’ve been drawing a lot of these strange ‘lumps with eyes and arms’. They are oppressive creatures who latch onto and weigh down all they touch. But their bodies are also filled with a chaotic mass of matter, and when a spigot, spout or pipe is hooked up to them, they can create all manner of objects and organisms from their bodies, like a meat grinder pushing out ground beef. They are the same creatures drawn here…perhaps they are even one of my 12 zodiac creatures? The ‘zodiac creatures’ are beings which have shown their faces to me over the years to factor into personal iconography…so far, the current known zodiac creatures are the fink (the creature beneath this unnamed beast), the borel, the silkworm, the vortex, the phobia, and (possibly??) the goshawk (a species co-created with my friend J). If these are to be one of my zodiac creatures, they will need a name…hmm
the last Wrong Neko thing for a bit (then I have other projects to work on); a bunch of heads. Not really specific ‘themes’ for a lot of these, just kinda fooling around. IDK if I’ll end up using them for anything (I only really like a few of them) so, more of an experiment than anything else.
For brushes: I actually just use the default photoshop brushes! But here’s a “tutorial” showing my methods as of late. I don’t have the sketch anymore so it starts at the inking stage, apologies.
(The trick I’ve found for clean lineart is to make your canvas 400% larger than the ‘final’ size [i.e if you want the finished image to be 1000px wide, make your canvas 4000px wide] - and ink everything with the magnification zoomed in 200%. For printed images, make sure your image is 300dpi.)
2. Add flats.
3. Shade using a broad airbrush and a ‘multiply’ layer. I shade cool colors using blue, and warm colors with red or brown. I put this layer on a low opacity- 30-40% or so.
(Look around the ears in case you can’t tell where it’s been shading- I’ve been a bit more minimal with my shading as of late.)
4. Shade using a smaller airbrush on a second ‘multiply’ layer for areas of finer detail. I also put this on a low opacity- but usually make it a bit darker than the other shading layer.
5. Use a white airbrush on an ‘overlay’ layer for highlights. Again, I use a layer opacity of around 30-40% for this.
6. Add a texture using another ‘overlay’ later.
And you are done. I hope that helps! Thank you so much for your interest in my work!
I am so happy to announce that Wrong Neko sets 4, 5, and 6 are now on sale through 13crowns! Plus, if you order any three sets, you can also get two bonus head stickers.
Take a look here!
Reblogs help very much in getting my work out there- and of course I am so incredibly thankful for those who have supported my work thus far. It means so much to me, thank you all so much!
I got a new tablet for my birthday (which I’m so so so happy about- my old one was starting to get really worn out….this one is also larger which makes it much easier to ink and such) so I colored this to celebrate.
Still working on Wrong Neko (as I said, I’m not sure when sets 4-6 will be out, but they will happen)- and I’ve started working on a new series, which are smaller stickers which just feature different head designs…here’s a sneak peek at the first one I’ve finished so far~
Back in the day, I used to have a species called finks, which were sort of like proto-Strangers… I don’t really use them much anymore (except for random iconography in my doodles/designs) but they’re still kind of fun.
Anyway, I drew these as a gift for my friend J, these were all finks that she made (except for the very last one, which is mine). from top to bottom: Ri, Tao, Dowser, Salinger, Jfink, Kon.
I also tried out a new style for these, which was lots of fun…
Wrong Neko, set 6. I’m not sure when these sets will be on sale, but don’t worry, you will all know as soon as they are available!
NOTE: this is not a depiction of violence against a cat. this is a cat which can open up the two halves of its body - it is filled with gummy cherry-flavored tentacles inside. When it puts its halves back together, it is good as new again.
Also I really like drawing weird worming tendrils and stuff……….