So lately, I’ve found renewed joy at doodling the OCs that me, Isika, and her broskie Joey all made originally for the Log Horizon series. I’ve more or less just separated them completely in my mind from the series for the most part and just have been treating them as fantasy-set OCs, and have had quite a bit of fun with them, particularly Isika and I’s characters…..Isika and Lilia (respectively). Tarathiel is Joey’s character, and Isika joked about him having a rabid fangirl club……..
And well….one thing led to another….
And now here we are.
Also, while doing this I took the opportunity to test drive two new things for me. I have been wanting to download the Watercolor Brush Pack from Kyle Webster’s Gumroad site, and have shirked off doing it for way too long. So I downloaded this alongside the free-to-download Stumpy Pencil for photoshop, and I have fallen completely in love with all of these brushes and textures. I’ve been so unhappy with how my digital art looks and I prefer the look of traditional media for most of my stuff and have wanted these for ages but never got around to it. Well I’m glad I did. Still experimenting with this, and seeing as this is just pure crack and all……well why not just test drive all of it.
This is going on a large 3.5” button though. I’m printing a couple off this weekend and shall wear it proudly.
If you haven’t voted for Tarathiel as your lord and saviour, then you’re missing out LOL
I’ve been so excited to actually get this thing colored! It started on a whim and actually turned into motivation. Also I downloaded myself a watercolor brush pack and the stumpy pencil brush for photoshop and I’ve been having fun experimenting the last couple of days, and I’m absolutely loving the look and feel of it so far. I just gotta work on blending a bit better…..never been strong with that.
Anywho……it’s my Team Tarathiel button and it’s gonna be a thing, and I don’t think details will matter much in the finish cuz it’ll be a 2” wide button and whatnot…but eh.
Also it’s after 4 am and I have to be at work in like….3 hours…….but I can’t sleep again and that’s aaaaalways awesome. *cackles madly*
So I’ve had a huge ridiculous slump and have been crawling out of it for a couple months now and it’s just ridiculous…….Supercalafragalisticexpialaridiculous that is.
Haven’t wanted to do ANYTHING remotely fun or rewarding and have just stared at my sketchbooks for ages. But finally the last week or two gotten a couple of things here and there finished. And I’ve fallen in love with, or just REFALLEN that is, in love with these 3 idiots. Also today I finally got the stumpy pencil loaded up in photoshop and I just went to town with it all day hashing out finer details for these things.
Isika, Tarathiel, and Lilia, which are Ashley’s, Joey’s, and My Log Horizon OCs. And kinda more just general OCs now in general, half the time I’m not even thinking about the anime/comic anymore but just these 3 in a more fantasy setting and not really a video game or a part of anything, just them…..being idiots.
But I ship LIlia and Isika hardcore cuz of course Ashley and I are our own ship anywho. And who doesn’t want a strong buff female guardian protecting her cutesy little petite summoner girl eh?
First image is cutesy dopey Lady Isika smooching up on her little Lilia.Second image is tied in with the third one, but this is a scene I came up with where Isika and LIlia get separated in battle from Tarathiel, and are ambushed and outnumbered, and Lilia is pushed back by Isika who then takes all the damage ever. Of course the third one is one where I just had to have tragedy cuz I’m an idiot and so Isika’s been knocked out and Lilia’s fretting while Tarathiel has finally arrived and finished off the ambush.
Last one is just fun. Ashley and I imagine Tarathiel having his own fangirl club. So I doodled it on lunch break at work. I’m making a “Team Tara” button I swear to god I’m gonna do it even if it breaks me. I will wear that button.
I’ve felt like absolute crap the last super long while and I still do. And I was stuck on what I even wanted to do so I flipped through old artwork and laughed at myself for ages. I’ve redone this piece once already and thought it’d be okay to try it again. I still was not at 100% when I did it like the first and last attempts, but it was nice to just mindlessly attempt it….I’d say it was more of a 3/4 capability in terms of my sketching.
But anyways. An old old old old OLD OC named Maro I’ve had since 6th grade. The first drawing on the left I did in 7th grade back in 2000. The second one in the middle I did probably in 2007/2008. And the third one on the right I did last night. Stil not my best, but it was nice to revisit to try and kickstart myself.
It’s like I’ve gotten better still, but I’ve lost some of my actual fluidity, which I think is my problem with the pose on the newer one being a bit more stiff. The proportions are much much better, but the flow is just struggling…..which HAS been a problem lately. But I shall keep trying.
So I have been piddling with this on and off for like…….weeks. I have been without my girl for going on near 2 months now and I miss her so, so I have been doodling bullshit and nonsense.
And badabing raspberry fairy boy!
I was……key word here being waaaassss gonna do a leafed background, but I fretted about it taking away from the brightness of how well his wings turned out and his outline and the berries and I feared it would simply become too busy of a picture…..so Sketchy here wussed out completely and went with a color splash and sparkly white acrylic flecks! Cuz I’m so original here.
I give you my sweet OC babies Matteh (redhead) and Maverick (brunette).
Finally got this finished after weeks of it just sitting there mocking my capabilities and I really wanted them finished and I need to just get up and do stuff and this has been a good casual stepping stone, as I’ve been a bit funked out lately.
There’s this awesome cutie over on DeviantArt who drew fanart of Isika’s character JJ from WHITL. She uploaded one of Jaidyn and one of Cyprus for us both on her DA cuz Isika writes the story and I provide the doodles for it. She’s been so sweet and I really liked the new duds she made Jaidyn wear in her fanart and I have been having the roughest couple of weeks and have been stumped on getting anything past a sketch lately so I drew fanart of a fanart cuz why not eh?