Love Hurts was created based on an assignment to make an activity book. I thought it would be more interesting to make a sort of activity kit instead. From there, I came up with the concept of Love Hurts: A first aid kit for a broken heart. Initially, I knew that I did not want to make a kit of sadness and wanted to approach the product with a sense of humor. Love Hurts contains all of the essentials for going through a rough breakup such as dark chocolate, vodka, bubble bath soap, a candle with matches, candy hearts, a mix CD, and, if all else fails, tissues.
i am starving and delirious rn someone1 let’s go get food
something about oekaki makes me love to do thin lines. super crisp!
anyway this might be the last picture for a while - on friday I am off to japan for 2 months! I’ll still be drawing of course, however my ability to digitize the process might be less. I’ll still have internets though if you want to contact me or drop me a line!
Those were the days of gods and of demons
The Forest Spirit
One of my favorite costumes from the weekend - this is such a clever interpretation the Forest Spirit! This lady added lots of neat touches, like kodama peeping out from the headdress and the sprouts coming out of her shoes.
HOW DOES THIS HAVE ONLY 28 NOTES
THIS IS SO FUCKING COOL??? oh my god I would have flipped out if I’d seen it in person, what a gorgeous adaptation ahhhhhh ;;; w;;;
I SAW HER AND SHE WAS SO STUNNING
Eventually I’m going to make a key for this so it’s possible to identify all the people and events I illustrated, but till then…see how many of these pictures from history ring a bell!
When I’m a teacher, I’m going to have this on a giant poster in my room.
Can’t really decide if it’s finished… T.A. said it looked best with the feeder as a flat shape so I left it alone. I also thought about putting some little decorative flourishes or plants like I’ve been doing with other artwork lately but then I worried it was a little overkill. So I don’t know! What do you think?
everything this artist does BLOWS MY FRIGGIN MIND
Oh no it’s a COLOURING WALKTHROUGH
The last time I did one of these I felt it was inadequate because all I did was flip through the layers of a completed piece. So this time I took screenshots as I drew!
- This is only my method for fast colouring; if I had, say, metallic objects, or fur to colour I would likely paint it with none of the shadows layer masking business, which seems to work best on objects that aren’t particularly shiny.
- If you look at the timestamps, apparently I took about an hour an a half to colour this.
- Smoothing out the shadows was done with a hard round brush with flow and opacity controls turned on. (it’s a default brush.)
- Your flat colours are the most important part of this process - the layer adjustments trick will save you from having to pick a second round of colours for shadows manually, but if your flats aren’t up to scratch the whole piece will suffer. Make sure your colour scheme works here before moving to shading.
Finished product can be found here. I hope this is helpful!