Archive for category: Scraps

room

This is one of the most important places in the whole story so I forced myself to not just rely on my mental image HAHA… It’s a sacred place, but somebody lives in it on a daily basis, so I’m not sure what to really put in it because bedroom stuff doesn’t really belong in a shrine-like place ): it needs to feel holy without being grand, precious without being lavish, open but not too big. Nobody ever comes into this room so I don’t want any seating accommodations or storage. The room is really only lit around the bed under the dome by a light source on top of the dome so I don’t want excessive lighting. I think I’m going to make the open area a lot smaller but leave it empty in the end like a temple;  the back of the room feels too secular right now but I’m just gonna leave it and hope that a perfect solution hits me later

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stuff

hey pretty boy girl
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and another closeup of this pic since I’ll post it soon
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vocruen + ancient history

Anime North is already closing in and I JUST realized that because I’ve spent so much time on contract work–stuff I can’t sell, I only have like 3 new presentable CP prints right now ): I want to finish at least one, if not two more, but it sucks because I have to think about ~sales~ for these prints and actually care if people would want to hang such a picture on their wall, so I can’t just paint whatever scenes I have in mind :1 I wish I could sell my contract pieces because they were done under direction with lots of hours put in and a much higher quality standard Q___Q

I’ll most likely try to work on some cool coloured pictures because everything I ever paint is full of red LOL. I wanted to finish this scrap of vocruen I just did but like kristen said, even if the content is nice it’ll be downplayed by all the other warm colors :c maybe I’ll finish it when I have time afterwards.

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I’ve wanted to draw Vocruen like this for a while but I never liked the things I came up with. I kind of like this one though! I came up with this plus some other sketches while I was doing crunches and staring at my popcorn ceiling. Exercising is proving to be much more productive than I imagine. Maybe I tricked my brain into being creative by activating the “quick! she’s not near a computer or pencil/paper right now, flood her with inspiration” function.

The process of this scrap was rather standard instead of my otherwise paint inexplicably everywhere and eyeball everything method, so I thought I’d post it! I used a lot of layer modes to end up with the final colours. I usually do this when I don’t know what I want to do with the colour scheme, as you can see I laid down his colours without any lighting interaction (just plain red, skin colour, white, green etc). if I have a clear atmosphere in mind I usually pick the final mixed colours straight from the colour picker without relying on layer modes to grant me the colour interaction.
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in other news LOOK WHAT HAS BEEN UNEARTHED FROM LIKE 11 YEARS OR SOMETHING AGO
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I think this gameboy only ever played pokemon gold/silver/crystal, and the next game I played would be phoenix wright and pokemon diamond(?? the one with dialga) on DS and that’s the end of my nintendo experience. I was obsessed with pokemon when I was that age, but not in a very intellectual way like I was good at it or anything just… I played it a lot LOL. My dad bought the regular game boy for me in the beginning because I wanted to play pokemon yellow, and I don’t think I played anything else other than small individual games like mario (I wonder where my brick is ;_; probably lost in china) I have no idea where my gold/crystal is anymore, the only reason I still have  this silver is because it was still in the gameboy when we found the gameboy LMAO

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I was so surprised it still works LOL. I remember the game had some connectivity problems when I last played it, and sure enough I have to carefully insert the casette and not shake the gameboy when it’s running or it dies HAHA. BUT IT WORKS.

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I played all pokemon games in japanese because I was still in china. They only sold the japanese version, but English was as foreign a language to me as japanese anyway so it didn’t even matter, if anything I find the characters in japanese names easier to identify somehow?? even though I have no idea wtf they say… I did manage to learn what all the move names and pokemon names look like somehow though, but my game experience wasn’t very a tactical one because since I couldn’t read what the game said, I had no idea what any of the buff/debuff moves did, so I only used attack moves…  my search to capture the legendary dogs in crystal was so painful because I never knew there was a move that stopped them from escaping LMFAO.  Even when I was small I really liked godly/legendary stuff so my teams were usually those pokemons and I had no concern about balancing weakness beyond having elemental attack moves HAHA… I think the 2 mr mime icons up there are mew and celebi? which my friend made for me/traded me. The rest of them I think are lugia, dragonite, articuno and ho oh. lugia was my FAVOURITE POKEMON EVER and I was grinding my way to 99 it, but never made it ): I would do it now but I don’t remember what the moves/names are anymore ;-;

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lastly some pocky because I’m japanese i never snack but the box was beautiful so I bought it. look at my priorities!

soul

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I was just drawing a bunch of wings accented by a saturated colour, but of course I had to steer it towards the vague likeness of my existing characters… because in my head I was like oh my god I can’t have a non cp section of my next artbook with only like 2 pictures in it :I

orient

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random scrap between work! knowing that I can afford the time to draw whatever I want to draw right now puts me in a rather productive mood c: I really need to move my desk so that the sun is not glaring in my face because I can’t really see anything on the top half of this picture derp