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Twitch Stream is ONLINE (July 27, 2017)

Hi everyone! It’s time for the Thursday Art Stream! Click HERE or on the image to join me on the stream! I plan on finishing Tuesday’s Cicada Illustration with watercolor & gouache! See you there!

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Art Process & Update

Hi everyone! Today’s blogpost is a bit of a hodpodge of several topics so let’s get to it! I must confess I took yesterday off from YouTube and blogging to paint for myself and build more stock for my Pet Portraits Collection and opened up a Special Art Commissions page for them! It was nice to just focus on making art and not worry about editing videos or comic pages.

I apologize for not updating on the Twitch Stream yesterday as well, it’s still going at 7:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It was reinvigorating to talk with people and draw the nights away.

I’ll be taking the month-long semi-break from the webcomic (that I never took haha) and taking some time to restructure YouTube content so it’s not so exhausting. I’ll keep on blogging and updating you all, I’ll just be a little more casual about it rather than being so rigid about the content!

As always, thank you so much for reading!

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Timelapse Tuesday 29: Royal Portrait

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Art Process

Hi everyone and welcome back to Timelapse Tuesday! This video was a beast to make and edit, but I’m very happy how it turned out! Outside of cel-shade work, I’m not always happy with my digital painting skills but I do enjoying Clip Studio Paint’s pen tools. I’ve been thinking of transferring Chapter 1’s lines to watercolor paper but I want to give the process a try first with a new illustration before jumping in! Odd I know, but I think it was a success!

This is a scene I want to work in for Chapter 2 of Nightmare’s Tragedies, since it deals with the precursor conflicts before the storyline and, in a way sets up the comic’s plot in motion. I’ll talk more about it on Friday’s Comic Update, so stay tuned if you want more lore!

See you all soon for tonight’s Art Stream!

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Materials

  • Clip Studio Paint Pro
  • Wacom Bamboo Create Tablet
  • Fluid Hot Press Finish Watercolor paper
  • Steadler Karat Watercolor Pencils
  • Studio Palette: MIR Paints, Daniel Smith Watercolor in Cobalt Teal, Winsor Newton Prussian Blue & Dioxazine Violet, Van Gogh Watercolor in Quinacridone Rose

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Comic Update Extra 1.2!

Hi everyone! It’s Comic Update day over at Tapas & Smackjeeves!
This is the first Webcomic Update featured on Patreon! This week’s Extra Page is about the orphaned Angel-Born Secondet Lainhart. Like it says on the page, Secondet is androgynous, so I refer to them as “they” most of the time though they are codified as male.
Their story is intrinsically linked with Daikonran’s, even before the angel was born. The Falsebound Angels are a group of angels that fought alongside Lady Lita in the Gryphen-Lyek Conflict. There were 5 angels, representing the different elements that balance all 3 realms. The reasons as to why they chose to get involved were mainly centered around preventing the conflict to reach Earth (thus aggravating an already tenuous relationship between all 3).
Secondet is the child of the Healer Baltha and a human enchantress from Emmoni named Beatrice. Like stated in the comic, Baltha and Beatrice were killed in their home and Secondet was found among the bloodshed. Seccie has always doubted the story given by Tellus, but the records corroborated it. As to Secondet’s past lover, not much is really known about them other that he put them back in a boat back to Tellus’ brothel and broke the angel’s heart.
For now, Secondet’s mere presence helps unlock Level 1 spells for Daikonran and part of their journey is teaching the angel how to improve this.
That’s enough lore for this week! See you all next post!
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Comic Update Extra 1.1!

Hi everyone, it’s Comic Update day! Check it out on Tapastic & Smackjeeves!!

This week’s page is the first of the Extra Pages, the perfect chance to talk about the characters and settings featured in this Chapter! I started with Daikonran because he’s the first protagonist you meet (this comic has 6 main protagonists). His design’s pretty simple since he was just released from his seal and he chose not to wear his uniform to what he knows is permanent imprisonment.

His facial scars are gauges for his Necromancer abilities; meaning he’s high ranking but not nearly as high as his father. He’ll gain more scars as he picks up more spells and training. His bandages conceal the full seal with the Royal Crest and Binding Runes (the symbol & the Snake). So long as Daikonran is bound he can’t use spells but in Secondet’s presence, he’s able to access any Level I casts he might know.

Thank you so much for reading and I’ll see you all next week!

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Color Palette Challenge: Fateful Threads

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Art Process

Hi everyone, welcome back to the Color Challenge! Today’s video was a quick exercise in actually using the colors in SutherlandArt’s Color Palette Challenge exclusively. I think it went rather well and I got to work out Lita’s main ability before drawing it in the comic. I really liked the #12 palette for this character because I could render her features without needing to add extra colors. Lita is actually one of my oldest OCs from way back when and I’ve kept her designs pretty much intact throughout the years.

Funny thing is, I’m starting to run out of characters for this illustration series for the time being! Most of the other characters head straight into spoiler territory, so I’m quite hesitant in drawing them before they’re properly introduced. I’ll probably end up drawing them just to work out their designs and the like (who doesn’t want an excuse to build their world?).

I’ll see you all in a bit for tonight’s Art Stream!

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Timelapse Tuesday #27: “Start of the Quest” (webcomic timelapse)

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Art Process

Hi everyone and welcome back to Timelapse Tuesday! This week’s video is a complete process video from sketch to final toning of my webcomic’s chapter I finale (Tapastic & Smackjeeves). As much as I like Clip Studio Paint’s Perspective Ruler, I feel more comfortable drawing in perspective traditionally. Sometimes the digital lines are a little too straight and I wanted this page to feel lively. I sketched everything with my copy-not draft blue leads and inked with the Pentel DuoPoint Flex pen for variety of line widths.

I imported the scan at 600dpi and edited the contrasts so it would work well as a “Multiply” Lineart layer. I then added and painted the values in different tones by layering them. I spread the whole process (and recording it) across two days so I could enjoy this piece more since it would the last piece before taking my webcomic break.

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