Just an elf trying to have some fun! So sit back and enjoy the world of Genko. My DeviantArt is GenkoSliverfade.
Your name is THE ARTIST, and boy have you been excited about such a HELLA strip!
So I had several really nice .gifs for this one, but tumblr wouldn’t let me upload them no matter how much I compressed them or toned down their crazy colors. I’m at least happy that I got the second one to work, even if the quality’s shot because of it. I also apologize in advance for the buildings. I just didn’t know what else to do with them…
Everyone has now fallen prey to the Tricksters! What will our heroes do now?!
I get asked how I start shading quite often, so here are some quick process shots of the piece I’m working on. I’m terrible for a legit tutorial because I adjust my process depending on the piece and the lighting, but at least here you can see how I’m generally approaching this one.
Basic tips: 1) Layers, use them and make them your friends. 2)Determine where the light is coming from or you’ll be allllll over the place (Im working dark—>light, but you do not have to. Do what is comfortable). 3) I work in a medium grey to do lighting, but don’t forget you can CHANGE THE COLOR. Seriously play with lighting and shadow colors. 4) Don’t be afraid to mess up or try new things. Or mess up WHILE trying new things. Don’t know how to paint metal/hair/fur/gems? Look it up and start TRYING to paint it.
And if something you’re doing looks like shit? Scrap that noise and undo, or toss that layer and start over.
Any questions about specific stuff? Seriously send me an ask, or message on dA. I would be more then happy to help you out to the best of my ability.
It’s no secret that I like Lady Knights like, a lot. I put together a little randomizer as a sort of exercise. Then I thought, why not share it?
So here’s the thing. Five categories of traits. Pick three and run with it! Bonus challenge: do all five categories. And of course you’re free to add to the categories if what you want isn’t in there. Have fun with it! Don’t forget to tag #Lady Knights so I can see the cool stuff you come up with!
Here’s my starter to kick things off: Fists, Top Heavy, Nervous, Indian, Shark/Piscine.