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Sketches and a drawing video

1 Apr

mina roughs

Character design roughs for a friend.

board roughs

Item design roughs for the same project.


You know how you see shapes in clouds? I was exhausted yesterday and was gazing into the floor, thoughtlessly trying to make out shapes, and this was the strongest image that stuck to my mind, so I sketched it out.

Apple Monsters

I am genuinely unsure how this came to be…

A full drawing video! Sketching and line-art steps are not included, but it’s still 1hr20min long despite being sped up. The total time spent, according to the recordings, amounts to over 26 hours; some pieces take much longer, while others much faster, so I think this is a good in-between average time for me. It personally felt like a much longer process though because I spread it out across several days, mainly because being conscious that I was recording everything was mentally taxing. I noticed this happening when I tried to record my process with the candy house picture too, and as that piece was under a much tighter time constraint, I stopped recording very early on. I hope to get myself accustomed to recording though so that I could hold livestreams someday, but I don’t think I’ll be making full recordings like this for a long time. But on the plus side, looking at my process objectively like this has been very helpful, for me personally at least; it’s pretty clear when I know what I’m doing and when I’m not, so I can think about how to approach my problem areas differently next time! :)


21 Mar

Water Restaurant concept

I had this weird dream this morning of a restaurant with tables set over the water, so I wanted to try and dab out the idea before I forget it.  It was nighttime with buildings on both sides and a river running through the middle, and the tables were floating there. Customers were sitting in their chairs and waiters were walking over to them. How everything floated over the water and everyone was able to maintain their balance remains a mystery to me. They also had tables to the side on land, and inside the building next to it. And the buildings were… I guess brick, and some of them had vines growing on its walls, everything felt like some small town in Europe, or at least how I envision some small town in Europe since I’ve never visited the country since I was 2 years old and I remember nothing of what I saw then.

Hidden Village concept

Based off of another dream I had a few days ago. Also used this as a test to play with some of the brushes on Painter. A hidden village inside a snowy mountain. The dream had more settings to the clan, like how the really strong warriors were given special powers from the snow queen, which also curses them to never feel warmth for eternity.

Hope I can get around to working on these someday. And I hope I can improve on my digital speed paint so I can do these faster and better overall. :(