Drawing a lot of sci-fi garden/home backgrounds for work lately~ ✨
Accidentally used the wrong paper here & had to mostly paint this one digitally again :’)
Some backgrounds inspired by Pratchett’s Tiffany Aching books! 🐑
Here’s my current progress with my senior thesis comic project!!
I finally had an idea for an ending to this story while I was studying abroad last semester, and I finished scripting, then thumbnailing & sketching while I was home in Alaska this summer - so for the rest of the year I’m gonna be finishing pages of this comic! (Also, here’s some concept art from over the last 3 years, + stills from a short animation from 2 years ago, recently touched up for my thesis proposal!)
I’m SO incredibly excited to finally be making this thing - although I’m super new at doing comics I hope you guys’ll enjoy seeing this develop!
Some old illustrations from a story for my animation pre-production class and an illustration class, a year ago and a semester ago, and a few line drawings that I was playing around with coloring last weekend. Gonna be playing around more with how to combine lines and looser painting!
A couple more explorers from last semester! Here’s the process along with the finals for an item design project.
These guys are the shaman and trainee-shaman from a desert village, traveling through a canyon area. They’re trying to return a cursed dragon skull trapped inside the jar, which the skull is slowly turning sentient !!
Fish friends! The final for our character design class was to make a 3-stage boss for a game, based on 2 words that we pulled out of a hat - mine was Cadaverous Reef. I think in this game you’re repairing a dead coral reef, in order to tempt these guys into hanging out and helping with re-pollination!
Finally had time to add some color and sound to my final project from last semester’s Intro to 2d Animation class!
This is sort of what I thought of as the beginning of the story that I had in mind for one of my old personal visual development projects :) These illustrations are from that project, but these are reworked/finally finished versions from earlier this year !
Final poster design and an exterior environment concept from my Aladdin redesign project!
Interior designs for my concept art class, for the original version(set in China) story of Aladdin! Also, thanks SO much everyone for the incredible response to the character designs for this project!! Wow <3
Asks below the cut!
1 - Thank you so much <3
2 - I wanted ‘reluire’ (which means 'to shine’, in french), but it was already taken..so reluin is just what 14 yr old me thought still sounded cool :’) I would’ve been posting my art online years before if I could’ve thought of something better. I’ve been thinking about changing all my usernames across sites so that everything’s cohesive, so it might change soon!
3 - I don’t use anything in particular! It changes painting to painting, because I’m always trying new things. I think I’m using some of Shaddy Safadi’s brushes at the moment, and Zedig/Alexandre Diboine has some great ones too. The default Hard Round Brush/airbrush, and the default Oil Pastel Large Brush are my oldest favourites, and I used them for a few years before I started experimenting.
4 - All of the above, every day!! But mostly life drawing if you can do it more frequently :) I loved Bridgeman and Loomis, for book recommendations.
5 - Unless you need any specific help (that you can’t google) my only advice is what I’ve told people before!
6 - I’ve only used PS, Mac doesn’t support SAI :( I just used the default brushes for a few years to get used to the program, and then looked up tutorials on dA and tried to practice every day!
7 - Hi, and thank you! I answered this question in a recent post. :)
Character/creature designs from my concept art class - my prompt was Aladdin!
The original story is about a Chinese thief vs an African sorcerer, (utter east vs the utter west) so I took inspiration from Chinese opera design and african masks !!
There’s a LOT I’d like to work on here, but had to get these wrapped up for class..hopefully I can make time next month! (Also, again, I’ve been getting into twitter lately if any of you guys want to say hi over there! :)