I am still working on my Art Recovery, with the help of The Artists Way, as such I am taking things slowly and one step at a time.
It’s nice knowing that I can still draw and am still creating things; and that people are happy and willing to do art trades with me. This is Saga, she belongs to CrazyOATCfan. Its always nice being able to draw things for other people and seeing other original characters.
It’s been a little while since I drew one of the Primarchs and Perturabo has been waiting ‘patiently’ for a while for his picture, so, here he is.
In all his wonderful Terminatory glory!!
I really enjoy drawing Space Marines and the Primarchs series, because I feel that I can really, really push myself and learn while I am doing the deed.
However, they do trigger all my ‘I am shit at everything’ feelings and I have more doubts that I can ‘do good’ while doing these more than any of my other art pieces. It’s most likely because I lack confidence with drawing both them and the backgrounds as well as the full illustration-y feel they have.
I just need to work through these thoughts until they become second nature – as a part of that I’ve been doing a few sketches in a sketchbook too. Really quick images to get more comfortable with the concept of them
I am thinking, maybe I should make this a ‘daily thing’ like a couple of two minute sketches a day until I am a lot happier drawing Space Marines whilst still keeping ‘my style’ of art with them. These sketches were all drawn really quickly too, so they aren’t going to eat into much of my other free time.
Might be something for regular viewers to look forward too as well?
I’m contemplating on taking most of my artwork down this route, even the anthro/firry stuff. More illustrations than quick pin-ups, but maybe there should be a good, clear divide. The Warhammer stuff for full illustration, furry for quicker stuff? Just some thoughts.
Either way, I hope you enjoy the arts~
I’m wanting to do a series of Cybergoth inspired art with my characters. I held a poll over on DeviantArt and Kizmit was the winner of the first poll.
So, here she is, in all her fun, cybergothy glory!
I’ve put up a second poll on dA, so if you wanted to vote then head on over to my page: https://tragicfangirl.deviantart.com/ and have your say too.
So much for remembering about updating things here more often and getting back into a habit! As always, whoops!
This is a commission for the Black Hands Space Marine blog of their home brew Space Marine chapter – or at least some prominent characters of which they belong.
As far as commissions go, this was particularly challenging. Drawing 4 characters together on one piece of paper is pretty much impossible (Or at least, I would have to draw them so small I’d not get much detail in) so I drew them all as separate sketches and added them all together in one canvas in Photoshop.
I then undertook the task of lining them all up together in one picture, figuring out which part of who should be showing and where!
The colours went down rather quickly once I got started on them and got them all figured out; with a fair amount of questions being asked of and input by the chapters owner! And some proofing by my husband who made a couple of suggestions to improve how a few things looks that I had missed.
Overall, this commission took me a fairly long time – but once I got into the flow of things it all seemed to come together nicely. The subject matter is one that I was familiar with once upon a time in my fangirling history, but I’ve not done anything with it myself in a while other than use a sketch as a warm up! So it was nice to have a reminder and a revisit of an older topic; but I don’t think it’s one that I’ll be getting all giddy over again in a hurry.
But, I do urge you to look at their blog and have a good read of the articles and see if there is anything that resonates with you, you never know!
No, that doesn’t mean that I am in a bad mood with my art.
Artrage is a piece of software that I have been playing about with today – I’ve really been missing my artistic side as of late and needed an outlet for the creative juices.
I only have a demo of artrage and sadly, cannot afford the expense of it currently – but I am enjoying playing about with it none the less.
It’s a pretty faithful program when compared to traditional media and I can see why a lot of realism style artists enjoy using it. It tempts me to try and use it for some templar/knight paintings that I’ve not actually painted in a long time now. I currently feel that I need to add a bit more form to my artwork, but don’t want to ‘waste’ my precious canvas. So this feels like a perfect way to experiment with these things.
I have noticed a limitation already however and that is a lack of water blending. With traditional media I currently use a lot of water in my paintings to help the colours blend and melt into one another, which is often left to random chance. This doesn’t seem to be actionable in Artrage currently.
But there we are, it’s more a case of onwards to new things rather than just being stale and sticking to creating in the same method all the time.
Also I am sorry about the watermarks on the images, it’s a limitation of the demo and nothing I can currently help.