Have no new post again. I was so have-no-word-to say-than lazy *yawn* and indeed I didn’t have mood to write anything these days. The summer is hot and I don’t like going out or working, my head is dizzy and I feel tired. That’s why I just want to sleep, find some old manga in the library and stay there for 1 or 2 hours, stick with my desktop to play Elsword and drawing. Nothing more than those. Yeah, I didn’t have mood to compose, but instead, I found some inspiration to draw and I was in passion with it.
Then, may I continue with the latest post? Ah yeah, that’s about the artwork of Kubinashi of Nurarihyon no Mago. From the last time I posted it here, I’ve finished it. I try to use again the style of Chinese/Japanese brush with SAI, and here is the result.
I had to say that (and I hate to say this) this brush was cruelly hard to use like hell Q_Q. The hardest part of this might be the color picking. As following the Chinese brush style, the colors must be darker and less contrast than normal CG, so I picked the original colors from the anime cutscenes, then adjusted the brightness, and using dark color for shading (sometimes the colors is nearly black). However, this kind of CG was quite interesting. When shading, I didn’t need to focus so much on the angle, and it’s more like a test of hand pressure, which means I used pressure quite random, and actually it is one of the requirement for this style to make the picture more natural. But one seems to be easy is also difficult at the same time. Like I said above, the nature of the picture depends on the pressure, so I did a thing that I haven’t noticed or really tried before (I tried to catch the feeling of the pen and watch the line move/flow as I wish). Moreover, the shading must be logical so the picture wouldn’t get so dark or become a bunch of black^^;; That’s why I was quite careful in shading, but somehow because of this, the artwork turned out to be something I didn’t hope. I didn’t know. I just thought that for the real 1st time I tried this interesting style, this could be seen as an acceptable result, not so good but not so bad either. I was proud of it. But the fact in me was I was fail. The CG was ok (I thought that), but the line needed more pressure to make the picture look more like making by traditional Chinese brush. Maybe I set myself quite a high standard (after all I’m just an amateur). However, that’s what I want. At least give myself a goal, even in hobby.
Btw, I’m surprised that quite many people like this picture. Their comments are enough to make me happy and try harder in the future.
And because of this, and because I like Nurarihyon no Mago so much, after this pic of Kubinashi, I made a quick sketch for Yuki-Onna Tsurara. At first, I want to make a CG, but I was so tired and rushed for another work, so I ended up making a doodle-like picture. Also, I’m not so really good at drawing girls like I do with boys (that’s why most of my artworks are drawing boys/guys^^;), so I thought a sketch is ok. And I added some cool color in it, cuz Tsurara is a Snow Girl/Demon.
I was happy when drawing her, cuz she’s my most favorite heroine in the series. Her hair may be the part I like most, but her eyes are… well, hard to catch the soul, so I had to shading them right away after I draw them Lol.
I also make a line art picture (actually line art is for WIP^^;) for Nura Rikuo and Tsurara. First, I want to draw more yokai, but I was lazy and I didn’t have enough confident in drawing many characters so I considered it, maybe I will when I continue with this pic someday (I doubt that Lol)
Hoh, wrong Tsurara face. It just… because I don’t really good at right view (I’m a right-handed) so no matter how I make the proportion, it just looks weird (Oh my!=_=). I need to practice more.
K, enough for this post. I will draw more fanart someday. Now I’m listening to Nurarihyon no Mago music (I like all the Opening, especially the ss2 1st OP Hoshi no Arika and Character CD^^=>got some of them)