Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Digital Art: Girl in Kimono

This image I dubbed "Girl in Kimono". Or " Kimono Doll". Whatever strikes my fancy. Again in anime or manga style, using chibi or super deformed (SD) proportion which strikes me as cute.

One characteristic of a chibi or SD is mega large eyes. Head bigger than body. Teeny Weeny lips and less detailed limbs. The easiest to draw because I so don't have to worry about the correct body proportion or the natural flow of limbs.

Pencil sketch and manual inking as usual, with digital coloring on Adobe Photoshop. I think the colors are not vibrant enough for a digital image. Maybe I should use stronger colors. I usually like them soft, but this time it doesn't work. Using soft colors, I mean.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Digital Art: Little Ballerina

Aaaaand.... another anime manga style character drawing. The theme in this image is ballet. I call it Little Ballerina because the character is a little girl who dances ballet. And I like this Barbie-slash-Hello-Kitty blue-on-pink color scheme. In my opinion, the color combo has a cute effect.

Not much of technique is needed here. It's just an inked pencil sketch scanned and colored on Adobe Photoshop. The use of gradient fill is never mind-blowing.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Digital Art: School Girl

Yet another manga / anime style digital art from moi... Because I love the style, and so do a lot of people. This time, the subject is an anime style school girl (original character, of course... I don't want to get in trouble or anything).

At the beginning there was a picture of a school girl drawn with pencil. And then, it was inked with a black marker to darken the outline. After inking, there was the erasing of the pencil lines for a clearer scanning. Finally, the hand drawn picture was mounted on a scanner.

After that, the rest was history. Maybe a little level adjustment for an easier painting. I colored it with Adobe Photoshop as usual. I like the crisp lines and vibrant colors. The shading and highlights are as simple as possible, faithful to the anime style.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Digital Art: Heart and Wings

I made a new image. Yes, it is inspired by Card Captor Sakura.

I made this wholly on Adobe Photoshop. I was bored with nothing to do. So I doodled a bit and made this. It's nothing fancy. Just a little Gaussian Blur here and there, and a gradient fill.

It's so simple, a first grader could have done this. But I like it. I like the message attached to this picture. You know, like that song, ... "My heart has wings, ... hmmm, and I can fly ..."