Well, since thenewhorde asked for it, here’s a walk through of how I draw. Ish. Well, this is a kind of experiment, maybe? I haven’t actually finished it either, so just consider it part one, okay?
Like most people, I start out with a doodle. In this case, it’s a doodle that was supposed to be for Sepia tears but got turned into something completely different…*Cough. Anyway, I don’t do it this time, but when you draw, please make sure that the anatomy looks decent. I only did a rough doodle for the body and it ended up looking ODD…
The thing with me is that I never scan a drawing in half way, so sometimes when I scan a drawing in at the end, expecting something good, I realize that they look very different on screen. This was also the case here, as I looked at my sketch and corrected a few things. Also, I always draw the eyes first, then the face, hair, and everything else.
So, this is what it ended up looking like. After the previous image I adjusted the levels and erased some of the lines by hand. I thought that her face looked odd, so I ctrl+t-ed it (still looking kind of odd though, I’ll see how it goes after it’s colored). I also moved her a bit to the right because it looked better.
Okay, most you should know that I love Kantoku. After religiously searching for his drawings, I have learned that he draws the lighting for his pictures BEFORE he colors them. And, being the worshiper that I am, I decided to try it out (hey, I said that this is an experiment). This is kind of the feeling I’m going for, you know, waiting under a tree with the sunlight shining through and all that (never really drew that either, so that I’ll be an experiment too). I really think that it’s a good thin to do, because it forces you to really think about the setting and things like that.
This has been a very interesting post for me (especially since I finishes a picture once every never), and I’m hoping that it’s going to force me to finish a drawing (for once?). The next problem is that I don’t know whether I should fine line it or not, but I’ll leave that for the next day (I just finished my last final today, so I have a bit of a break).