A Nice Day Out [Art]



A before and after of a small sketch I did awhile back. I’ve been exploring Filters on Photoshop and I’m loving the effect it’s given this piece. I used really poor quality paper with my copic markers and it shows. But with the use of this filter, the grains of the paper doesn’t show anymore!

Elements [Art]

girl sitting in a cave

This was an entry to a contest on deviantart. The prompt was Elements.

It is inspired by the many video games that represent the elements by crystals and I guess that’s why I immediately came up with this after reading the prompt. In this piece, the elements, fire, water, earth and water are represented by the crystals. 

I chose a cave setting because surprise surprise, most of the time all the elements are found there. The rocky walls are the earth, its dark and wet because of the water flowing down into its depths, air blows through the nooks and crannies making it a very cold experience. And fire is what we use to light our way.  

You could say they’re all represented in the piece without the crystals, and fire is there because there is light coming from somewhere. All the colours of the elements are reflected in the girl who I wanted in there because it just added more life to the piece.

This picture has the most notes out of everything posted on my tumblr. Why? Because somebody liked it enough to put it on tumblr radar. Of course I didn’t know that at first. I awoke to the annoying pings of my tablet notifying me that something was happening. I flicked the screen and saw all these likes and comments coming in.

Then came the flood of follows. 250 followers at the end of that. I had at the time like 3o followers, which jumped up to that number in less than a few hours. It really wasn’t a pleasant experience. It’s validating that so many people liked my art, but I felt like anything I posted after that would be a disappointment to the numerous people who followed me.

Draw This Again

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Just a little bit of art that I did last month. I was looking through my folders upon folders of old art, to sort them out into something manageable. I stumbled across this old cover I did for an unfinished comic and I thought jokingly, “Hey, I could totally do that better now”. As it turns out, I can. I didn’t really think there’d be a huge improvement since I haven’t been doing much digital art in terms of people and faces.

The comic as far as I remember was about the kid’s soul being split and put into the cloak. So the human was called Alexander and the cloak was called Alex. As the story progressed Alex got stronger and started to form some kind of corporeal form and I think he turned evil? It was really strange XD Poorly thought out too.

The comic was my first forays into digital painting. I’m not really sure if it was done with a tablet. Because at that point I was trying out the pen tool to do my lines. I really don’t get how people use that tool… it’s super tedious.

You can find the meme here, and I have a better resolution version of my re-done cover here.

I’d be interested in seeing other people’s before and afters of art they’ve done. So comment below if you’ve ever done this meme before or are planning on it. It’s great to look back and feel proud of how far you’ve come 🙂

iPad Art #1


Played around with a note taking app to draw a picture. I actually prefer using it than actual drawing applications XD Started this yesterday and kind if finished it today.