sorry for the random post, but this is something i've wanted to share for some time this is a "tutorial / technique share / W.I.P. madness" (not sure what to call it XD LOL ) made up of photos i took as i worked on my piece "Passio" some parts were VERY experimental for me so i wanted to take photographic notes :3 and here they are! i hope you'll enjoy this little post of mine and be patient with me while i finish up some more pieces to share!
i hope you'll enjoy this piece, my dears! speak to you soon! _____________________________________________
Some of you might recognize them from these pieces:
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cool! awwww hehe, these photos are amazing! I just still couldnt tell what it was you were doing the photo on. But i have to say I'm so stunned at your talent! Ive been trying to teach myself to do art like that, but its taking forever haha. ^_^
my goodness, thank you again for your kindness Please don't be so hard on yourself and simply allow yourself to work towards your goals joyfully! Remember that you're creating for your love of art We all want to be better than we presently are but we should enjoy where we are and enjoy the journey towards becoming better artists too!
aaaaw it was my pleasure! Artists tend to forget that half the fun is learning and discovering new techniques and skills <3 We shouldn't dwell on what we can't do and just have fun as we get better!
P.S. Aren't the little faces so cute?! LOL If you want to learn to use them, here's what you do: 1. click the "reply" button when you're going to answer a comment 2. search below the white box (content box) where you'll type in 3. under the content box, on the lower left corner you'll see the word "Emoticons". Click on that and a chart will show up showing you what to type to make a little smiley show up!
double checking something, what part do you use copic markers and when does the paint comes in? Just wondering since I'm gonna be doing a Mad Tea Party idea I got from my sis [me as the mad hatter and her as the march hare] and I thought I try making it the way you do with your artworks. I know that everyone have their own style but I was just curious of how to get the marker and paint to work together...
My light box? OH! XD LOL Not at all! :3 For my Xacto knife to touch my lightbox it would need to have cut through my drawing! And to use this technique successfully you need to have super new blade so that you won't need to put much pressure on the blade for it to cut through the masking tape :3 You should NEVER use a dull blade and should NEVER press on it as hard as you would press down on a pencil while you write! o A o;;
I tooootally understand! I've been working with Xacto knives for a few years now (I create comics for a living and I use traditional tone) so I'm always using these super sharp blades XD Once you get used to it you'll find that your hand will start to maneuver it as easily as a pen
good old blue masking tape XD, I don't have a light box, I did have that idea about cutting the masking tape to fix the image ^^ but no light box. this is great and it helps, and give me new ideas ^^ I use blue masking tape but it bleeds underneath XO
sure! don't press the tape too hard (only press on the edges where the paint will touch) also, don't use thin paper like computer paper try using thicker paper like water color paper, bristol paper and such i hope this helps, my dear!
I used masking tape (that's what it's called :3 ) and I simply removed it by hand You simply have to pull it off slowly and make sure that it's not ripping your paper if it is ripping, you'll need to be veeery careful and take your time to remove it.
I love seeing how great artists go about their work. It's like a complete transformation from the beginning to the end, and I still can't get over how amazing the finished product is. I do hope you get a chance to show us more of these, it's very interesting!
my goodness, thank you so very much for your kind words ; o ; I really enjoying seeing other artists process' too, so I hoped others would enjoy seeing this OMG! I'd LOVE to share more of these one day soon! For sure! Thank you for your interest!
You're very welcome, it's always a pleasure commenting and hearing from you! I like these kinds of things even better than tutorials, too, because it seems more personal for the artist rather than trying to make something general for everyone else. It offers wonderful tips, intentional or not. I hope you do when you get a chance!
Really, thanx for this... My poor feebel brain has never even been shadowed by the "put masking tape on your drawing so the ink doesn't bleed, doofus" thought (and so, my ink bleeds, i throw a tantrum, and never finish the piece >_>) XDDD So you have now opened up a world of wonder for me!!! You get a big internet HUG!!!! DDDDD
aww thank u^^ im just realy like your style and u are so nice perason for me toothats mean a lot for me too^^ And that was great idea^^ im realy impresed how u do that im just cent stop looking on this^^ my mom was inpressed too^^
That's really amazing how you use goache and copics ;O; Could you please tell me which paper you use? I use the maker pad from Copics...but that paper is so thin...I think it might be impossible to use goache that easily on it.
thank you for your kindness they're my two favorite mediums oh sure! i use smooth bristol paper
OMGEEE NOOO!! DON'T USE THAT PAPERRR!! it says it's for markers...but it's a total LIE! the Copic paper i used once literally did NOT absorb the ink, and eeevery last streak and drop of ink sat on the papers surface and stood there = A = so disgusting!! i NEVER use paper that's overly smooth or powerdery to the touch with markers because it doesn't absorb the ink
your welcome ^^ I really love to watch your gallery. You have such a great colouring skill. it's so amazing
Yeah, your are so right. I really don't like that copic paper. It's really horrible to draw on it...but well...I didn't found a good alternative for it right now. but thanks a lot that you told me which paper you us. I will watch out for it and I really hope I can get