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Re: Echo Archives
« Reply #435 on: August 17, 2018, 01:51:03 PM »
woaw!! I just really like your traditional artworks! I also noticed that you have a special way putting shadow, you hatch the parts you want to put shadow on and I really like this style! Is there a technique for doing it or you just replace "normal" shadow by hatchs?

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Re: Echo Archives
« Reply #436 on: August 17, 2018, 01:55:05 PM »
@ Suuper Thanks!
Haha, that's true XD They were similar to the drawings at the beginning of my gallery, which unfortunately aren't there anymore because that image service went down T_T

Have you written a story before? O:

Well I'm attracted to fantasy sci-fi rpg games like Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy, and Blade and Soul so something along those lines. The idea of making of game is pretty much motivation, as you mentioned XD I can still dream and plan out the story. Putting it into a novel would be more feasible for me though.


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Thanks for taking a look! XD
Yep, that's pretty much it ^^ I like to outline the parts where the shadow will go and then hatch it in.
Sometimes I do both - put the normal shade then hatch over it to make it darker.
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« Reply #437 on: August 17, 2018, 02:06:34 PM »
I've written a few chapters of stuff before, but never a full story with both a beginning and end :P I'm starting to lean that way as I will need a bit of writing skills even for dialogue in a manga, but I'm working on art skills first.

it would be great to get the MR game off the ground again. That's been my goal for several years now but it's a big project, even for a small game :P

the mixed shading and hatching is something I do as well. sometimes it just feels like it needs that extra darkness.

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« Reply #438 on: August 17, 2018, 02:48:25 PM »
*inserts meme here* Do it O_O
Yeah, I think that'd be neat to see!

Ooph, I'm so guilty of vanishing so often on that. It's on my to-do list for sure. I need to learn to allocate my time properly... TwT

Same. If I want to go darker, I pull out my markers and outline the edges.
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Re: Echo Archives
« Reply #439 on: August 18, 2018, 05:42:17 AM »
That bit of hatching gives it a neat look. Keep it up!

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« Reply #440 on: August 22, 2018, 09:42:03 PM »
Thanks Walter!


Here's a little sketch and painting practice drawing of one of my characters I did some time ago.
This is one I regret not making the resolution higher, because I liked how the centre step came out for the hair. TwT I painted it in, instead of the usual paint bucket fill.

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« Reply #441 on: August 23, 2018, 01:27:55 AM »
lovely sketch, and thanks for the idea for the hair. I have tried manually painting before, but it looks really awful for me, I haven't figure out how people get that nice effect yet :P *carries on bucket filling*
I'm curious now, what sort of settings did you use for the brush when doing the hair?

Looks like Erza from Fairy Tail

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This is one I regret not making the resolution higher
Been there, done that.
I almost always work on A3 canvas to avoid accidental good pieces getting wasted lol
to be honest though, reinking a finished piece is relatively minimal effort compared to creating it in the first place, and the shading can probably handle being scaled up without much change, since it's soft shading.

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« Reply #442 on: September 21, 2018, 09:53:39 PM »
lovely sketch, and thanks for the idea for the hair. I have tried manually painting before, but it looks really awful for me, I haven't figure out how people get that nice effect yet :P *carries on bucket filling*
I'm curious now, what sort of settings did you use for the brush when doing the hair?

@Suuper Thanks! I forget which program you use, but I'm using SAI. I use the Blur water tool it has to blend the second colour onto the base colour.

Getting better at remembering to change resolution settings for sketches.


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Digital chibi drawings.

My character Keltalyn
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Gift for RobinRyuu of her character, Jasper.
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Used a colour palette for this one.
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Re: Echo Archives
« Reply #443 on: September 28, 2018, 09:03:57 PM »
Love that style Echo, the mix between hatching and cel-shading just works. Also those dark expressions. I even feel like watching Fate Zero now.

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« Reply #444 on: September 29, 2018, 01:43:44 PM »
@echo I use GIMP, and the one thing that I miss is having that blendy brush in Sai

lovely chibis, in somewhat different styles. I like the top one a lot, but I prefer the bottom one as it's more of a complete character. It's a shame the feet are cut off as you drew so much of the character, but the colours and background are great.
I like the simple way you've done the hair. chibis are virtually impossible to critique as they don't follow the laws of anatomy at all, but I think the hands on the middle one are maybe a bit too detailed, they look like more realistic hands, which gives a bizarre feeling to the overall piece.

I miss the hatching though :P

I notice that your lines, especially for the hair, don't always meet up. when colouring do you have to trace the whole shape again as opposed to using a magic-selection/fill-selection tool on the outline? lately I've been completing my outlines so I don't have to trace again but I don't know if I like the style.

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« Reply #445 on: October 03, 2018, 01:04:51 PM »
Love that style Echo, the mix between hatching and cel-shading just works. Also those dark expressions. I even feel like watching Fate Zero now.
Thanks Lego! I'm assuming you're referring to the drawings on the previous page...?
It's funny, because I adore cell shading, but when I do it myself... it feels like something's missing. I can't help but slap the hatching on.  :(

@suuper Thanks! ^^
My dad said something similar about the bottom one TwT "Where are the feet?!"

Middle piece - I see what you mean :confused: Chibis are a bit of a struggle that way too. I was debating between a small simplified hand versus a more proportional one... I wasn't sure how to make it look good and correct at the same time OTL

As for non-connecting hair lines, I actually plug in the gaps with whatever colour I'm using, so that when I bucket paint the rest, it doesn't go spilling out the holes. I used to try to connect all my lines too, but it does give a kinda tight/restrained feeling.


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Another Shira drawing. Done in a sketchbook, in case it seems a little smudged X'3

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