Thursday, July 19, 2018

Formal Wear / 15 Minute Sketch / Casual Wear - 30 Drawings Challenge

Hello, hello! ;)

I thought, since I'm drawing so much lately, I should post more than one picture per post this month. So today's post has three pieces of art! 


The next prompt was to draw someone in formal wear. XD I chose to draw Mettaton (from Undertale). I had this model-ish pose in mind I wanted to draw and I could not, for the life of me, find a reference photo for how to draw the head and neck and shoulders the way I wanted it to be. XD So, eh, it turned out a little wonky. XDD I haven't drawn that many side profiles, so that was a challenge for me. And I have to work on shading people's limbs and stuff to give the picture depth. :P

I made up the outfit from what I have seen other anime guys wear and real people. But I didn't have a reference picture up while I was drawing. 


Then, the drawing prompt was to draw a 15 minute sketch. Now, that was an intense 15 minutes. XD The person I chose to draw was, of course, Draco. I've drawn him so many times that makes it easier to draw faster.

*laughs a little* There's so many things I didn't have time to do. XD Like, shading skin or signing my name on it.

Also, I feel like a lot of people I show this to mention that he looks so grumpy. XD *is protective* Draco's just had a hard life! Be nice! You'd be grumpy too if you were in his shoes! AND EVERYONE CALLS HIM STUPID. LIKE, HECK. NOW THAT'S ROOD.

Ahem. I'm not crazy.


Now, it's casual wear. XD 

Um, welp. I trieddddddd to draw a dog on his lap. And... um. It's looks like a brown colored lump, to be honest. XD

There was another little mishap. This was the first drawing in my new sketchbook. And the sketchbook doesn't work with colored pencils cuz it leaves little white dots EVERYWHERE. So. *frowns at sketchbook* Humph. (The next drawing I did in that sketchbook I colored it with markers and it works much better! XD)

Other than the mistakes, I think I like how this drawing turned out...? XD *looks at drawing again and nods head* Yup. I think I like it. XD (Although on this picture I took of the drawing you can barely tell I gave the guy stubble. XDD Oops. :P)

Okay, that's all I have for you shanks today.

Remember WICKED is good! (Not!) (Why am I using Maze Runner terms??)

Do you ever use random terms or references from books just because you like them? XD *whispers* I do. All the buggin' time.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Introduction - 30 Drawings Challenge

Hey faeries! :D

This is my first drawing from the drawing challenge. (Lostfairy and I changed up the rules a little for the challenge. Instead of drawing one piece of art each day, we are going to draw as much as we feel like doing and if we don't finish the art in one day that's okay. So the name of the challenge doesn't make sense anymore to be 30 Day Drawing Challenge. 30 Drawings Challenge is better. XD)

The first drawing prompt was to draw an introduction. I don't have an original character to introduce so I drew myself. XD 


Hopefully, you can read what it says on my picture. Let me know if you can't and I'll make a comment or something with what it says. XD 

I drew myself wearing one of my favorite outfits. XD I can't wear my hoodie as much in the summer 'cause it's too hot. But it's still one of my favorite clothing items. ^.^

I'll be posting more of the drawings I did for the challenge slowly. The first few are going to be done with colored pencils, mostly, but soon it'll change over to just markers because I using a new sketchbook that doesn't go with color pencils. DX XD 

Welp, I hope you guys liked learning a little more about me. And I'll you all Thursday! 

Do we have anything in common? XD

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Tales of the Month and a Couple of Sneak Peeks

Hey faeries!

Summer's just motoring right along, isn't it?

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*tries to think of creative things to say in this intro*

*can't*

*slumps over and puts head on the desk and mumbles something about not having a lot of creativity in the writing department - so sorry if this post doesn't make a whole lot of sense*

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling


This book is about: Harry's in his second year in Hogwarts. And, ignoring the warnings about danger from a strange little house-elf, things are actually going semi-normal. But, one day, Harry starts hearing creepy whispers and people at the school are becoming Petrified! And, to add to the list of things that are making life harder for Harry, he has a famous new teacher who seems to know nothing about teaching; there's a new Seeker on the Slytherin Quidditch team that despises Harry; and the house-elf's "help" is far from being helpful and closer to being harmful. Can Harry figure out what's happening at school before it's too late? 

I love Chamber of Secrets so much! Everything was amazing! Again, this book is so perfectly charming. And *does a little happy dance* there was a few Draco scenes!!!! <3 XD There were two characters in the book that were kinda annoying, but I still loved it. The ending to the book was twisty and awesome. XD 

Sundae My Prince Will Come by Suzanne Nelson


This book is about: Mali loves ballet. Mali's mom loves the ice cream parlor, which means that her mom doesn't get Mali's passion. Things are a little tight with money for them, so when the Mali's ballet lessons start costing more, Mali has to quit. And, then Mali meets Alonzo. Alonzo's love is gelato. So Alonzo makes a deal with Mali that he would get his mom, who is a famous ballet dancer, to teach her ballet and he would work in the ice cream parlor. With drama, secrets, and gelato, what could go wrong?

Like all Suzanne Nelson books, this one was darling. It was different having a main character in a book who already has a boyfriend. The main character was kinda judgmental at the beginning, so that was also intriguing to read. :o And Alonzo's way of talking was adorkable. He's from Italy so English isn't his first language and you can tell. <3 He struggled a little with his words. XD

To sum it up, it was a really sweet book! ^-^

Kare Kano: His and Her Circumstances, Vol. 1 by Masami Tsuda


This book is about: Yukino is at the top of her class. She's good at everything and the whole school admires her. But then she starts high school, and there's a new boy in town. Arima (or Soiichiro as some call him) seems to be even more perfect than Yukino. Yukino's feels threatened by Arima. So she tries everything she can to get to the top again. One day, Arima finds out that Yukino isn't as perfect as she makes herself out to be and he blackmails her into doing his homework. Maybe Arima isn't so perfect either. Will Yukino and Arima learn that they don't have to be the best at everything?

I know this book sounds like the main character is a terrible role-model, and she, technically, kind of is, but she slowly gets better as the book goes on. XD And art style was amazing in this graphic novel!!! I loved it. <3 I could just stare at some of the panels, just trying to understand all the art techniques. The romance was cute and, although the story was rather random sometimes, I honestly loved it so much. Everything was just so anime-ish! c:

On a side note, the book was clean, except for a some swear words. :1 I just ignored those.

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So, I promised two sneak peeks in the title of this post, didn't I? :3 


Can you guess what this is going to be? C; This little project won't be finished for awhile, so you'll have to be patient. XD 


This sneak peek is just giving you a small taste of what some of my art will be next week. :D Hint: I'm using markers more. 

What do you think of the sneak peeks?

Thursday, July 12, 2018

A Post at Last and A Very Sorry Apology

Hey faeries!

I'm finally posting!!! :O I'm super sorry I missed posting these last few times. I don't have any good excuses for my lack of posts. DX I've really just been a lazy bum when it came to going online to write a blog post. Sorry about that. :(  

Alrighty, to make up for the lack, I'll be doing a little bit of an art dump. c: So, my family went on a little vacation on the last week of June. And I drew a bunch of art during that week. :) I hope you guys enjoy!


This one was inspired by a dancer I saw at a dance competition earlier in June. (It was pretty much fully drawn, so I just inked it when I was on holidays. XD I have colored it since I've taken the picture of the drawing. So later, you'll get to see the finished product.)


EEP! I WATCHED THE FIRST HARRY POTTER MOVIE ON VACATION FOR THE FIRST TIME AND I LOVED IT. EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT. CHARMING. WONDERFUL. AMAZING.  AND IT WAS SUPER LONG, WHICH WAS AWESOME. AND AND AND. I COULD KEEP GOING ABOUT THE WHOLE CUTENESS OF THE MOVIE BUT I WON'T. XDD Okay, I should calm down a little. 

Ahem. Anyway, I was feeling super inspired after watching that movie to draw Draco with his first haircut. And it was getting late when I started this drawing, so I drew fast. It's not nearly perfect but I had a lot of fun drawing it. XD I didn't have a reference photo which means I drew this from memory. So... his outfit is probably off. XD


Lostfairy and I had printed a sheet of character drawing prompts to bring along on vacation. And one of the prompts was to draw someone putting on a big shirt. XD It's kind of an odd prompt but I wanted to draw it. So I drew Ghirahim putting on a baggy t-shirt. ^.^ And since he's wearing a baggy shirt, I thought he should wear sweats, too. XD LOL, I don't think Ghirahim would like wearing those clothes at all! *laughs a little evilly in putting Ghirahim through such "torture"*

This is just a WIP so I'll ink it and color it sometime soon. 


I wasn't sure what to draw one morning. And then I saw my sis, Lostfairy, sitting across from me on the couch playing 2DS XL. And I thought why not draw her. XD 

So I drew my sister. (She's wearing a Kirby shirt, by the way.) I still have to erase all the pencil lines and then color it. 


I read a graphic novel on vacation called Kare Kano: His and Her Circumstances. I really liked the cute guy in there, so I tried drawing him and using a few techniques that the artist/author has. It didn't turn out looking like the guy, Arima. XD But that's okay. (Just to be clear, he doesn't actually have a flower and cracks over one eye. That's just something I've seen other people draw on random characters and stuff. And I wanted to try it, too. :P)

Welp, I think that's all for today! I hope you enjoyed looking at my art. :)

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LA GASP. Almost forgot something! 

Lostfairy and I started doing a 30 day drawing challenge just by ourselves. We looked at other 30 day drawing challenges that can be found online. And we put together a list of the drawing prompts we liked and added a couple of our own. We started doing the challenge on the first of July. We've missed a few days already but that's okay. :) We are doing what we wanted and drawing more than usually. :D So either this Saturday, I'll show you some art I've draw for the challenge or on Monday. XD It's been really fun so far! I can't wait to draw more. :3

Would you ever consider doing a drawing challenge? 

Thursday, June 28, 2018

WIP on CS

Hey faeries!

Yup, I'm showing you another WIP I'm drawing on CS. XD


It's of Black Gryph0n again. XD I'm having fun doing it, but a little worried about the coloring part. XDDD I think I'm close to figuring out layers, but I'm not quite there yet. I let you know once I've unlocked the mystery about layers. ;P

Not much to say about this art. XDD 

Soooo...

*talks in derpy voice* Bye! *ducks down and is gone*

What are you working on?

Monday, June 25, 2018

Doodle on CS that Just So Happens to Be Draco Malfoy

ELLO!!! 

*cough cough* Ignore my weird imitation of Luigi in Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon. XD

So I felt like trying to do a sketchy doodle on CS. And, of course, Draco is the person I decided to draw.


It's not perfect, but I'm okay with that. It was just for fun. XD And I did enjoy myself quite a bit. <3

What character do you find yourself always drawing?

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Just a Few Tips about Shading...

Hey faeries!

So I know you wanted me to show you a step-by-step of how I draw and color hair; but I thought before we jump into something like that, I wanted to show you how to shade! Now, I don't consider myself to be really good at shading, so some of these tips might be a little off. (If they are off, let me know in the comments!) 

When I was making the edits for this post, I did half of them without realizing that I had come up with a new word! XD In real life, I often call shading "shadowing." That's not the correct word... :P SO! Let's pretend I'm a genius and that I have a right to make up new words and that shadowing is now in the dictionary with the meaning: "The act of shading an area in a drawing." BOOM. Sounds professional, right? *wiggles eyebrows*

So basically, for this post, I found four pictures online and edited them to point out where the shadows are. I edited a cat, a dog, a girl, and a guy. All the shadows I pointed out change slightly depending where the light source is coming from. But for the most bit, you can use these tips until you feel comfortable with figuring out shading areas on your own. XD It also helps to look at real people in your life and notice how the light falls on them and where the shadows are. Or you can look at someone else's art and see how they shade. XD

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To me, the most important part about shading a cat face is to shade in the ears and on the muzzle. I also really like shading eyes, it adds so much more depth to them.

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Again, the shadows in the ear are a key point in shading dogs. (For any eyes, you can shade under the top eyelashes/eyelid.)

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I forgot to add in the edit that you can shade on side of the nose. :P Lots of manga art shades either under the nose or on one side of it. And do you notice the shadows in the girl's hair, like right by the sides of her face? I forgot to mention that as well, in my edit. XDDD

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I once again forgot to say on my edit that the guy also has shadows under his eyebrows. Depending on what kind of style of manga you want, you can either shade a thin to medium line directly under his eyebrows or you can shade a small triangle under one side of the eyebrow, closest to the nose. (I've noticed that Avatar: the Last Airbender shades the latter way.)

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It's okay if you can't shade the "right" areas or something at the beginning. I still go willy-nilly when it comes to shading. XD I'm sure you'll catch onto it soon! <3

Welp, I won't be able to get my superhero drawing done by Monday like I thought I would. But don't worry! I'll still have art to post next week. ;) 

What are some of your art tips?