Inktober: Week 2

Week 1

I just finished last weekends drawings last night, so yeah; that’s why this is late.

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Day 11: “Perhaps”

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Day 14-15: More head sketches
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Day 16-17

Ideally I would have posted this on Sunday, but school and freelancing got busy and I was having trouble deciding what to draw.

I’m not particularly proud of any of these, but I think the way day 11 came out is interesting. It was probably the first time that I used my thicker pens and didn’t regret it.

Also, the last four days, which I did last night, are (partially) inked with my new Copic 0.03 tip pen. It’s really nice for details and small drawings at about half the size of my previously smallest pen. I wish I had it when I did day 12 to maybe make some grass or something to fill in the ground.

Anywho, that’s it for this week. Thanks for reading, and make sure to like and follow if you enjoyed my content.

Thanks,

-Josh M

 

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Wolverine Digital Watercolor + Pixel art

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So yeah, digital watercoloring… kinda. I originally sketched this traditionally with a mechanical pencil, then inked it a few days later. I let it lie around for a while and decided to re-sketch the drawing digitally. That sat for a few days as well, as I was really stuck on what to do with the piece.

Recently I’ve been approaching digital art, especially since I’m using Sketchbook Pro, as a kind of traditional art simulator, adding textures, using weird brushes, stuff like that. So I was messing around with some brushes from the weekly Sketchbook Pro blog and noticed that one of the oil painting brushes seemed kind of watery.

It took me an hour to paint the final image. I think there are probably better brushes that I could have used, but in some areas it actually looks pretty nice and watercolory. If I was to go back and fix some stuff, I would desaturate and lighten some of the colors, and also sponge the middle areas to get those dark edges like watercolor in real life. I’ll keep experimenting. I really like the concept of a digital watercolor brush.

Here’s a pixel drawing I did of the portrait, which I almost animated:wolverine-portrait

I did record the process of coloring the wolverine portrait, but I want to make a few more videos before I restart my Youtube channel, which, by the way, I might try to upload some tutorials on.

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Thanks,

Josh M (jumpingmonkeyart@gmail.com)

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Day 27- Martin Luther King

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I created a portrait of Martin Luther King via Adobe Illustrator by applying a filter to a photo of King, tracing and adjusting the lines with the pencil tool and filling the shapes with darker and darker shades of grey.

I then exported each layer into an image, imported them back into blender as separate planes, animated the camera and planes, composited some particles with defocus and motion blur and, of course, exported the result into Vimeo.

There were a few mistakes that I might have avoided, such as, you may notice as the particles move by, they might blink slightly. That is a result of the defocus filter, and the threshold setting, which is probably too low. And there is also the part when the camera comes close to the images, there is a weird blur that happens around the image. This is caused also because of the defocus filter, since the images are on planes which I have made the rest transparent, the defocus filter still registers the transparent part of the plane and defocuses it as well. Thus blurring everything behind it. Oh well.