I think I still liked the sketch better.
I was making a present for my friend’s birthday, where I would get pint glasses and etch each symbol of mana on the glasses (since he loved to play magic). At Target, I found these glasses that were perfectly each of the 5 colors.
I set to work - I printed each symbol, measured them out so they would be aligned on the glasses, and covered it with painter’s tape so I could cut out the shapes. My first mistake was not having a layer of tape underneath the paper. Because of that, when I had to get the glasses wet, the paper would warp, causing the tape to move around. Also, the pieces inside each symbol wouldn’t have stuck onto the glass (For example the black mana symbol: since I cut around the eye holes of the skull, the eyes won’t stay on the glass because the tape was on top of paper still). I had to do a lot of fixing for that.
After I cut out the shapes, I realized my second mistake. Make sure you examine the materials you buy properly. It turns out the colored pint glasses I bought weren’t actually made of colored glass, but they were all had a very thin plastic film that gave them their color. As a result, the etching cream’s only effect was removing that plastic film. I had to then put another coat on to actually etch the glass. The plastic film, unfortunately, will eventually fall off I’m sure.
In the end, only the white mana glass turned out fine because it was the only one without the plastic film. The green mana one is the one that got fucked up the most. Personally I think they look good from a distance…but definitely next time I’ll avoid these mistakes.
Yoooo this is my piece for Sloane’s pixel art show Save Point! I was super self-indulgent and went with something very JRPG-esque, hehe. It starts on the 1st of August at Floating World Comics in Portland, Oregon so you should go check it out if you’re nearby! Lots of gorgeous pixel work and you can buy prints! :)
What is it about pixel art that makes it so romantic? Is it just because I grew up with that era? Do kids these days get the same sense of feeling?
Got my tablet’s pressure sensitivity to work so I can draw againnnn.
Whenever my tablet stops working, I check to see if it’s PS/Sai being stupid or the tablet. Then I try restarting the program, then restarting my comp, reinstall the driver, etc, all while plugging in the tablet hoping it would work this time.
From Storyboard Artist Joe Johnston:
Some storyboards and animation I did from ‘Giant Woman.’ For a long time this was my favorite episode my partner Jeff and I had worked on. It has since been eclipsed by more recent stuff we’ve done. This show keeps getting better and better, just you wait :)
I could learn a lot about making storyboards from all the good stuff here.
A selection of Backgrounds from the Steven Universe episode: Onion Trade
Art Direction: Elle Michalka
Design: Steven Sugar, Emily Walus
Paint: Jasmin Lai
30 Day Challenge // Day 24 // Something That Represents Your Favorite Culture
I’m Buddhist and I’ve always loved the imagery even before I was. The wrathful deities from Tibetan and Mahayana art always fascinated me as a kid. They were like transformations the gods took on in battle. Like a monster magical girl I guess. His is name is Mahakala. Power Prism Make Up.
Sachin Teng tearing it up!
I was going through my pictures from my Pacific NW roadtrip, and I really liked these pics I took of this alligator in the Oregon zoo.
ink spreads for a school project: illustration (but we could pick comics too so HELL YEAH!!!)
a robo-pilot separated from his robo in a war-raging town, then they are reuinted (awwww)
china ink, nibs, hahnemüle paper (two square sheets taped together)
Here is a try for a project with cedrickernel wich I really would like to draw… it is not enough good for the publishers so, I need to work harder on it. u__u
TWIN PEAKS — 8-Bit Theme