These turned out shitty. I screwed up the guy so much in the beggining that I just gave up halfway through. I have a really hard time focusing on the drawing lately. I go into autopilot mode too often, and end up not drawing what I see, but a similiar character in my own style. That's a really bad thing to do.
As for the comic:
I started inking #1. I'll get back to sketching #2 (and starting #3), after I am done with this one.
Sorry, no comic today. Holidays burned me out. I worked on someting fun to recharge my batteries. After all of the painting studies, I've been itching to try painting something from imagination. A cheerleader with a dick seemed like a fine subject:
Hi guys! Guess who caught another fucking disease this week! But instead of shitting and vomiting I got to caugh, ooze copious amounts of mucus from my nose and rest in bed, so it wasn't that bad in context. But I am all right now and ready to get back to work full t- wh- oh the holidays? Oh yeah, that's happening next week, I forgot.
So, another unproductive week ahead of me, huh?
But, getting back to this dissapointment:
Some more Sai painting. Now I am really itching to try this out without a reference.
Yeah, motherfuckers! It's a Christmass miracle (it's 24th here alredy)! I got this shit started!
I am going try to update it every day, like the previous comic. And since I am doing that I'll probably also include the studies I did that day. So I guess dailies are back on? What?
This week was pretty good. I put in a lot of work into overdue commissions. I am sitting on 4 pretty much done images that are waiting for either, some final touches, or my day in the Pantboy's cuhrazy christmass project.
Aaaw shit! More wonky copies of better artists drawings! Whoopieee.
From the top:
-Matteo de Longis (love that dude's style)
-That guy what does that BDSM comic, about that school teacher
Practicing realistic skintones as well as using the watercolour brush in SAI. That shit is so good
This week I realised how bad I am at copying photos and drawings. I don't have the patience to get it 100% right.
NOTHING. I haven't touched it. I'll try to finish up the script and start drawing it next week. Try.
After a week of not drawing (first time in years for me), I wanted to do something light to get back into the grind. I did a lot of quick studies of heads from the "Tangled" movie. I tried learning how to draw more expressive faces, since I feel that's been lacking from my art. Warning: most of them look goofy as fuck:
I really learned a lot doing these. I never really did a lot of copying of other artists. It always felt like cheating to me, but now I think I was missing out on a lot.
More studies from other artists drawings:
I need to do more of these. They are really helping me out
fter doing muh Tangled head studies I decided to do some more work on the face designs for the characters. I tried to make them look more interesting. Also I did some quick sketches for their outfits and body types.
I think I am pretty happy with their looks right now. Now I just need to finish the script for the first story and I can start drawing it.
I have nothing for you this week. All I did in the last 7 days was move to a new apartament just to shit and vomit all over the place when I caught a stomach flu right after I settled in. This might have been the worse week of my adult life.
I'll move weekly content dumps to sunday. I should have some stuff for you then. Also it makes more sense to have them on end rather than the middle of the week.
I'd give this week a 6.5/10 in terms of productivity. I've done some good work, but I know what I can do better. Especially with the comic. But first:
This week was mostly about foreshortening, boobs and heads. I noticed that I can't foreshorten worth shit, and it's been hurting my drawings a lot. Time to change that.
For the heads, I mostly studied some of my fav artists works to see how they draw them. Not gonna show you that.
I've also done a number of painting studies, but I will keep those to myself. I don't see myself painting anything pornographic in the near future. I think I'll paint my super secret non pornographic pics and save the whole sketch/ink/colour thing for porn.
I've been doing some rough drafts for the first story. Right now it looks like 6 pages. I still need to add the dialogue before I can start drawing it. I've also been trying really hard to come up with neat faces for the two characters. Half of the challange was learning how to draw the same face twice. I still can't do it to well if I don't use a grid to transfer the proportions exactly, but I am getting better.
Damn, his eyebrows look intense. They are gonna stand out less in the comic where his hair is black, but for now, daaamn. She's either a redhead or a brunette. We'll see.
I've also done some sketches for their bodies and outfits, but nothing substantial yet.
Hi there! As you might have noticed, I've been taking a break these past two weeks. Well, not really. I've been doing everything like usuall: drawing commissions, doing studies and doodling sht. I just haven't been posting any of it here. I needed to rethink some stuff about this blog, especially 'dailies'/'irregularlies'. Doing them has been really burning me out lately. I realised that I've been doing them more and more, because 'hey, I've gotta post stuff today', than to actually gain someting from them. That sort of attitude is at the same time tiring and ineffectual. I should be doing studies to get better, not to have something interesting to show you. And that's what I've been doing these past two weeks. It's been aaawesoomeee.
At first I thought that I'll just take a break and go back to updating this blog as often as I can, but that's no good. I can't do it. I am burned out, at least for now. Maybe I'll start dailies again in a couple of months but for now I am finished. It doesn't mean that I won't be posting studies, drawings and other stuff here. I just won't do that on a day to day basis. I think weekly content dumps and updates will be better for now. There's also gonna be rather frequent updates when I start drawing the next comic.
Also sorry that I didn't post anything about my absence before. It might sound stupid but if I write a blognote saying that I am taking a break, it doesn't feel like a break to me. It's just me, not posting stuff.
WEEKLY CONTENT DUUMP #1 WHOOOO
(this one is pretty poor tho)
I've don't have a lot to show here. I've done a lot of stuff that either doesn't look interesting (learning perspective), or is too weird to show. I've been experimenting with my style a lot. That's one of the reasons I want to give myself some space. Sometimes I want to try someting out for a couple of days, just to drop it later and never look back. Doing that while being watched is hard.
Stuff that I can show:
Welp, that's not a lot.
That dickgirl teacher and trap comic is still on. I've been figuring out character designs, and writing the script. I don't have anything for you right now, tho. It's all still pretty sketchy
Some fun facts about the comic, that I am almost sure of:
-It's not gonna be one long story, but rather a couple of 2-4 page shorts about them living together,
-The first short is gonna be in black and white, dunno about the others,
-I want to start drawing it somewhere in december,
Pretty much every picture that I promised I am gonna draw before my break is most likely never gonna happen. I tried finishing that Teacher/trap picture but I can't do it. I really, really don't like how it's coming out, and I don't think I can turn back now. As it looks right now I'd be embarassed to post it anywhere, and I'd sooner bite off my own balls than start it from scratch. Sometimes images don't work out and you have to put them down. them. This is such time.
FOR THE LOVE OF SHIT, IF YOU ARE GOING TO UPLOAD THIS PICTURE SOMEWHERE CHOOSE 3 VERSIONS THAT YOU LIKE. NOBODY WANT'S TO BROWSE 24 ALMOST IDENTICAL IMAGES
Sometimes I browse rule34 or g.e-hentai, come upon my work uploaded by somebody and I cringe. Versions. So many versions. Nobody, except for the commissioner cares for them. When I have to go through more than 3 different versions of a picture I close the page. I have no patience of that.
A commission I did around a month ago. Lately I've been really lazy about uploading commissions to this blog and HF. I have like 2 more pics waiting.
After I finished the flat colours the client wanted me to add some more shadows for extra $$$. That's why there's two shading styles for this one.
I've been doing a shitload of studies in the past few days. I could dump them all at once, but I think I'll save them for days when I don't have anything creative to show. This way I could update this blog everyday
After yesterday's anatomical fiasco I decided to try a different approach to these quickies. I enjoy doing them a lot, but if I do them in one sitting then there's a high chance that I am gonna screw up something obvious. So instead of finishing one today, I started two.
I wanted to draw a character in a blood red cloak doing something. Turns out it's summoning tentacles from hell. Why not. I can alredy see that her leegs are a bit too small for her body. If I went straight into inking and colours I would miss that.
And trap Harley:
The ida for this character comes from Bebop Jet. Baiscally it's what if Harley Quinn was really a brainwashed feminised Robin. I really like this idea. It combines two things I love: Harley Quinn and traps.
I will most likely finish both of these tommorow. Or not.
Trying to figure out the planes of the torso. Usually I have a lot of resources from other artists to look at, but for this I only had 2 pages from Loomis's "Figure drawing for all it's worth". So this time I am going in blind!
Today I only had an hour to draw. This is it. I tried using the new construction method while drawing from imagination. Shit is tricky but overall I am having an easier time drawing the human body.
Now I need to figure out how to develop interesting poses. Balance, weight distribution, twisting, turning, motion and shit. Also I am still having a hard time with two interacting figures, and I think that's pretty bad for a porn artist.
Knowing the planes of the torso also would be cool.
Today I've been trying out a different way to construct the torso. The finished thing looks pretty much exactly the same as always but it's done way differently:
Red ones are from imagination, the rest are done from photos. This one is mostly about how to draw the ribcage-midsection-hips so I did not put boobs on every one of them. Enjoy your boobless mannequins.
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Have some more, still from photos:
I am loving this. Between the grey and brown figures something clicked and I started drawing the figures way better than before. I feel that I've finally found what was missing from my figure drawing.
Here's the different method I am talking about:
I like it. It treats the whole torso as one form instead of dividing it from the start. I need to practice it a little bit more before I am fully comfortable with it but I think I'll go with this method from now on.