Fiddled more with the bamboo pen and ink and then added watercolor for Pokemon XY starters and derpy Pikachu. Not quite sure what I want to do for a background. Any suggestions? Also, should this have an actual border or no?
All this talk about illuminated manuscripts in art history, and never did I, with handwriting chicken scratch at best, dream of getting the urge to practice with my bamboo pen how it was meant to be used: CALLIGRAPHY. It really makes you concentrate on both appeal and clarity at once.
I cheered myself up with a Goomgoom. First drawing on the new computer! Trying some new lighting and blending techniques.
Title: Enderman (Minecraft)
Medium: Watercolor pencil wash
Methods: Two-point perspective
Based on the Slender Man internet meme, anyone who has played Minecraft will recognize this eerie figure, carrying around blocks of dirt for who knows what reason (or even taking pieces off your home!). If you look at them, you’d wish you haven’t. Endermen are always one teleport away from murdering whoever gazes directly upon them, their screeches being the last thing their hapless victims hear.
This is a draft of one of the first works I want to turn into a print for my future online shop I want to work on during my spare time.
I really liked the perspective idea, especially if the image was cropped on the sides to make the Enderman look taller and more imposing. I had only a 12-pack of watercolor pencils to work with, so I had to mix pink with dark blue to create some of the Enderman’s signature violet aura and also experimented with adding some color into the black body to hopefully add some interest (and a bit of the texture made by the original pixelated skin on the model). Next time, I might try the NuPastel/water technique since I actually have a purple in that set, and I might tone down the hints of color in the body to make the black stand out more. Maybe try another method to make the dirt block look nicer and give it that pixelated texture I want.
Critiques are welcome!
Drew a Fact, a two-tone Colress, a selfie, and a Sycamore, and figured that was a good stopping point for bedtime.
I want to fill this entire canvas with heads.