Happy (and belated indeed) 2020!
I know I'm late to the party, but this being my first post of the year, I wanted to cheer you all anyway!
First thing you may have noticed is that I have a new header. About time!
It's of course my own art of previously displayed Don Quirixote of Manchae Prime and his faithful Sancho Panzer ;)
It's been ages since I haven't drawn anything. I didn't dare to go fully digital, so I first penciled it old school style:
|Well, this blog is called the way it is called for some reason!|
|For some reason Ctrl+Z didn't work here|
I kept it simple, didn't want to overdo the thing. Less is more. I'm no Russ Nicholson and there's no point in pretending so :P
Though I considered the idea of using acrylics to colour it, I finally favoured the digital art approach, as I also wanted to remember how this stuff is done. So let's go.
|The basic scan|
From the background to the upper layers...
|Slowly colouring it|
|Hmm. It's too simple. I should have added more stuff. Dammit, I knew it.|
|The final art, just as you should be seeing it above right now|
It's kind of a comic or cartoon style, but I hope that bright colours will work fine. Of course I could (and should) have elaborated it more; I should have blended the back layers, added more variation to sky and earth, worked the characters differently... You can name the things I could have done better. But as an exercise to get my mojo back I declare myself satisfied. More than enough. If I just could spare some time to keep practising I guess I could improve my skills, but for now it will have to do.
I'd like to keep up updating the blog and retouching things here and there. So you may still see some changes!