• Come Here Part 1 – Speed Drawing
  • Posted on October 11, 2016
  • Time for a log awaited update on the Blog. This is the first part of my Speed Drawing series Come Here.

    The Drawing is being made in Clip Studio Paint, captured with OBS Studio and edited in Shortcut. Art made by Tuulikk and music by Paradise Lost.

  • A Sorceress update 2 – Near finished
  • Posted on February 14, 2015
  • I have for a long time wanted to make a few fantasy character drawings I could be happy with. Now I have one down. I might make some changes to this Sorceress image, but I think it is time to move on to something other and see if some cool things I have managed with this one can be repeated and maybe improved on.

    This is the Sorceress. Line Art in vecors, flat colors in a layer, a shading layer, 3 layers for skin, other layers for other textures, 2 correction layers and other stuff. Made in Manga Studio 5 with Wacom Intuos 4L tablet. If I would add more details later, I would probably get some textures for the staff.

    Click on images for larger size.

    Next up a close up so you can see more details and the skin textures. I have used 3 layers of Airbrush to get the effect.

    At last we have the Line Art version.

    That’s it.

  • A Sorceress update
  • Posted on February 11, 2015
  • I’m working on shading and reworking the Line Art. When it comes to colors, light and shadow I still have a bit to learn about how the tools in Manga Studio works. Then actually get better at shading.

    It will get better before it’s done.

  • A Sorceress as it is now
  • Posted on January 19, 2015
  •  I made a little GIF-animation on my progress. I did not save the progress earlier because I did not know if it was going anywhere and then I was all up in it. I think I will make more progress “videos” and save more steps. If it works out good I might capture to video while I draw and upload it to YouTube.

    This is a Original Character of mine. I came up with a name, but it was already in use so I will just call her Sorceress for now. She is drawn in Manga Studio 5 in a few layers and the final lines are Vector lines as it gives me the ability to edit lines instead of only redrawing them. I don’t know how much more I’m going to work on her. I’m more happy with her body now then before, but the new leg pose does not feel better.

    A Sorceress WIP animation 01

    Click for larger image.

  • Some drawings I'm working on
  • Posted on November 02, 2014
  • The second one is a redrawing of a old one that I did in ArtRage and now I’m working in Manga Studio 5. More on the other two later.

  • Planning a drawing or scene with a Stick Figure 02
  • Posted on June 20, 2014
  • This is part 2. For part 1 look here.

    I’m drawing as I write this blog post.

    I’m exploring movement, flow and anatomy. Both chairs and table has been lowered again. Our main character is brooding, feeling both useless and out of place. Maybe the big man will give him a choice?

     Minor changes to the people. I have decided to add more lines so I can get closer to the final 2D stage.

    I think the anatomy and shapes are getting more into line. I’m a bit surprised over the facial expressions so far.

     

    I’m thinking about moving things more to the right in the next update. Then a bit refinement and possibly testing perspective/3D layout.

    Now another night to sleep and let the Midsummer celebration commence.

  • Planning a drawing or scene with a Stick Figure 01
  • Posted on June 16, 2014
  • I’m drawing as I write this blog post. Kind of fun. First my thoughts before we begin.

    I have problems drawing in perspective, drawing scenes/environments/space/setting or whatever you want to call it. But it feels like I should be better at doing it because my skill and understanding in other areas are much greater.

    I have been listening to Writing Excuses (Mary Robinette Kowal, Brandon Sanderson, Howard Tayler and Dan Wells) which is a great Podcast for people who want to write Fiction and they are talking about two writing metods: Discovery Writing or Outlining and blending of both. One could say just writing or planning the story.

    I think this is also a large part of drawing and only putting my pen to the tablet does not seem to work when I do more then a human figure. I think I need to know more about the setting, planning where things are, how they look and how humans interact with the setting/scene.

    So I’m taking it back to basic, 2D drawing with Stick Figures and later on Figure Drawing. With Layers, Transform Tools and Perspective Rules of Manga Studio and ArtRage I can put things into perspective so to say.

    Now to the drawing. My theme (web site layout) or something is not letting me use the width of the drawing I want to show (it will be fixed later, with or without my new theme when it’s done), but you can still enlarge the images by clicking on them.

    This is how I’m going to feel it out. The anatomy of the stick figure is a bit wrong and the table is to high. I think if I lower the table I will get a better feeling of what is right. When drawing this I’m looking at fantasy/medieval tavern paintings from DeviantArt.

    Better, but not there yet. The sitting man, the chair and the table (with the floor) are all on separate layers. I can move, redraw and edit (transform) them separately. The man behind the table is meant for reference.

    Now the floor has it’s own layer and the table is slightly lowered again for better anatomy and hopefully even more relaxed posture.

    Building more of the scene. Having the props on different layers makes it easy to copy and move them around. I have boxed out the man a bit to get a feel of his shape and have made changes to his Stick Anatomy accordingly. Maybe the reference man should be a part of the scene after all? And maybe I’m missing a Serving Wench doing her rounds. 🙂

    A Serving Wench and a extra guest added. More details and changes. My idea is that this is the most silent corner or place in this Tavern/Inn, so no Bar or Musician in the drawing, or at least not at this 2D stage. The guest needs more room, I’m thinking about making him look fat. I’m kind of happy about the Serving Wench.

     

    What more of the background can or should I draw in the Stick stage? What kind of walls do I want? Don’t know. How much of the room will be shown in the final drawing? Probably not to much as I don’t what this 2D part to much in the background in the final drawing. There are some things to think about, so I think this will be the end of this post. Maybe I will plan the room a bit with a top down drawing and add them together?

    I will link together the next Post and this one so it will be more easy to follow. Time to sleep, it’s late where I am and I have a job to go to in the morning. 🙂

    Part two.

  • Angeilynn, Shift of Darkness and a Berry The Warrior update
  • Posted on November 03, 2012
  • This is a real update to the site with two totally new drawings for this site and a update to a old drawing.

    Angeilynn

    Angeilynn – The messenger of bad times.

    There are no Angels and if there where they would not have wings
    Only the messenger has wings and pray that she does not reach you (run and hide)
    If she does your doom is the kindest news she will give you
    And you will love her either way

    Shift of Darkness

    The great Sorceress with her magic Orb.

    Berry The Warrior

    I updated this one with better anatomy and more detail. The lines should be a bit more clean to.

    All of the drawings are made In ArtRage Studio. The pose and the base of the body in Angeilynn is made in DAZ Studio.

  • Blue Elf update
  • Posted on October 09, 2012
  • I have updated my own Elf character Blue Elf. Not much of a name, but I needed one for my save file. 🙂

    It has been ages since I updated this drawing last time and it’s still not finished. Well, most of her is I guess, but I don’t know what to do with the chain and the background.

    Oh, and Blue Elf is a small bit less naked now.