I procrastinated on building a website since I didn't feel like learning a lot of HTML or Dreamweaver, but nowadays it's extremely easy to put one together.
I'll talk about what went into my new illustrations here, as well as showing them in their various stages (pencils, inks, sketches, etc.).
First is Luna Lovegood!
She began as a B+W illustration, but I later decided to color her since I liked it so much. That can be a tricky conversion, though, as some things that work in B+W don't translate well when you throw colors on top.
I realized that I needed to break up the clouds further than I did in the B+W illustration. Once I did that, things balanced out much better. The hippogriff popped forward thanks to that too.
Here are the pencils:
I've been penciling much looser lately in order to save time. I held off on doing it for a while, but now it feels great to not have to slave over every line. It also makes inking more spontaneous and organic.
Digital painting can be so time consuming, but I usually like the end result much more than my comic book style of coloring. I like looking at my illustrations without the line art when I'm done because I can gauge my rendering better that way.
I need to practice leaving things a little rough so that the brush strokes are more apparent, though. It looks pretty smooth unless you zoom in.
Here's my Inception illustration without the line art as well. This had more texture and painting to it since I purposefully avoided spot black areas. I was really pleased with how this turned out.
Late Night Light Bulbs
I could have modeled watches if art hadn't twisted my hand into a gnarled monkey claw.
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