oh god how do I digipaint again.
Some on location watercolor speedpaints while I was in Zhaoqing visiting family.
Most of these are quite a bit off since I was working pretty fast (30-45 minutes each) and couldn’t look both down at the paper and up at the scene at the same time. The bridge painting is also only half finished because I got rained on working on it, but I kinda like how it turned out anyway.
Also, I’m not used to painting outside in 100 F and max humidity…. it’s hard to paint when paint doesn’t dry. :’)
Tools: Winsor & Newton Cotman watercolor travel set, (also squeezed in a bit of Daniel Smith Payne’s Gray before I left since the set doesn’t have a grey) Yasutomo Niji water brushes, some 03 tech pen, random flat brush, Strathmore 400 Series Watercolor paper in 5.5″ x 8.5″.
I waffled a lot on what I wanted to do for advent calendar this year, but every time that happens I just end up with the most obvious choice, so here we go, I guess.
This’ll be the tag for it. It probably won’t be exclusively T2. Halves of T2 + friends also? We’ll see. :>
Also see: last year’s Free! Advent Calendar.
????? I obviously was not looking at my ref at all, dang. <_<
20 minutes, 1 layer (aside from the layer the color dots are on).
Yesterday’s #ywpd_69min on Twitter! :O The theme was “sprinters.”
This only took 30 minutes or so, but I’m trying to be looser, so not letting myself refine too much is good…raaaa.
Heiiiiii, you’re a fancy pain in the ass. 8_8
Shown: Lost Desert Aisha Head Piece, Regal Altador Dress, Golden Snowflake Wings, Elegant Gold Necklace, Princess Amira Collectors Arm Cuffs, Elegant Princess Amira Cape, Mystery Island Aisha Earring
Having so many bangs loose totally defeats the purpose of a hairband, dude.
I don’t normally care for wigs on Neopets, but Aishas look good in everything. 8|
Shown: Trendy Aisha Hat and Wig, Pretty Wonderland Dress, Strawberry Aisha Collar.
Full cast of more or less natural hair colors.
And then there’s this guy, with iridescent hair. <_<
A friend’s Chocolate and Custard Bori. :D
An almost villain.
~17 minutes. This week’s color palette thingy.
Not sure if color palette challenge or just color vomit.
12 minutes, reference.
Need to experiment more, ughh.
~10 minutes, reference.
~40 minutes, reference.
Spring is her favourite season.
~20 minutes, one layer.
Been rainin’ a lot lately.
I’m proud I painted this all on one layer. :o
Trying to be less boring with colors. This is still pretty conservative I think, but I like how it turned out. Reference.
This week’s color palette.
I’ve been pretty strict on these challenges, staying with the given colors and not using overlay/multiply layer; I haven’t even really been playing with opacity much. But this one made me realize that there is a point where such a limitation stops being a challenge and starts being detrimental to the piece.
Having such a saturated color as my darkest color really sucked, haha. There is way too much red here, but there wasn’t enough contrast between the remaining colors for me to do what I wanted with the scene. Then again, probably such a scene wasn’t the best choice for the color palette either.
Mostly mumbling to myself. Gotta find a better balance.
One of the old color palettes I didn’t do.
A ton of stuff I need to work on lumped into one picture: limited palette, broad brush strokes with limited refining, harsh lighting, character not floating in space. Not 100% happy with it, but I spent way more time on this than I wanted to already.
19 minutes, reference.
I have this problem where when I find a brush I like, I don’t use anything except that brush for weeks and months on end…I used a different brush for this, but I spent the whole time annoyed with it (Frenden’s pencil: 6B is decidedly not a good speedpaint brush lol) and wishing it were the brush I’d been using recently – which is Frenden’s “pencil: grease”, if you were wondering.
13.5 minutes, reference.
Emily designed a really cool thing and I HAD TO DRAW IT. :O
Started out as another cloudscape speedpaint, but then it got weird.
12 minutes, reference.