20 Day Character Design Challenge Day 5 – Trapeze Artist

costumesFor this challenge, I just created different costumes for the same pose for exploration. Later, I will choose one and create either a character sheet, or a final drawing since I will be entering this in a character design contest.

A Monster Tale – Short Animation

After about a year, (not quite a year of work) I have finally completed my animation. With the release of Anime Studio Pro 11, the process became even easier. This was more of a test, I would say, rather an animation with a substantial story. I am still trying to find my style, and I think I am progressing in the right direction. Here is the result:

Illustration: Zoe

I realized that although I have a lot of sketches, I don’t have a lot of finished digital artwork so I’ve decided to create an experimental piece in Photoshop. Here’s the initial sketch:
Sketch

The lineart was pretty difficult to create since photoshop doesn’t really have a stabilizing tool, but I’ve managed to finish:

Ink Clipping mask made coloring process faster. Basic colors:first passShading in Photoshop turned out to be very fun actually. Using transfer as a brush effect made the blending process a lot smoother (no pun intended). I wanted to try out a shading technique I learned and I think it turned out pretty well actually. I added a blue hue to the shadow since it’s the dominant color of the drawing. This really tied the piece together. Progress:
Progress I created another layer on top using a softer brush to really smooth out the whole drawing. The hair was probably the most challenging part for me but it was fun to do nevertheless. To finish it, I painted the linework and recreated the background. Here’s the finished product:Illustration 1 (3)