[EDIT: a few days later] I has finally finished zis. Well let's just say I was rushing like mad to get it done in 5 hours...yeah. I'm just glad it's done, I wish I was A BETTER ARTIST so I could paint it like 10x better.....but OH WELL i still suck. Anyways, still I enjoyed doing the lineart and I liked painting the melon soda thingy....also the phone (so random lol). I really need to PAINT SIMPLE STUFF ......like things that can be done in 2 hours max, so I can catch up but I keep painting detailed stuff so that doesn't help. For this I experimented with a very old brush of mine, saved a lot of time. But probably would've been faster to do this in Clip Studio Paint haha. Whatevsssss (〃⌒∇⌒)
Yep, another wip for today too. Just when I thought I'd caught up. But I think I should focus on getting ample sleep everyday so my routine doesn't get any more messed up than it already is XDD But I have a good feeling about this painting. Doodled it while listening to O Sole Mio by SF9. Honestly felt like painting something directly inspired by the world in the MV but I know it'd take me way too long to figure something like that out, so I'll have to try it after Intense Art April is done haha 😅
[edit: a few hours later] So just refined some of the areas, added the rain and some small finishing touches. With this I'm actually kinda caught up...whooo. I'm gonna have to stick to extremely simple stuff for the next couple of days because work has totally piled up while I've been a bit sick this past week =__=;;;
But I haven't drawn anything with a rainy theme in AGES...and there was a time when I'd draw a bajillion rainy day artworks a year....interesting to see how my drawing habits have changed heh. It was raining today so I thought something like this would be nice.
THIS IS ALMOST DONE lol....so close but it's super late and I really need some sleep. So posting it as it is now XD
[edit many many hours later ewe] OKAY so I went for a totally different artwork..wasn't too happy with the previous sketch. But THIS...wow it was a lot of fun to paint. All the yummy details were really fun to do. And now I feel like having one of these.........too bad I'm broke AF XD
I'm still behind by a day sigh........
Let's hope this super simple artwork helps me catch up XD
[Edit much much later the next day] Yuss after much confusion I finally manged to finish this...not that it was difficult but there were so many ways in which this could've been painted...got a bit overwhelmed for a bit. But once I just focused on the painting instead of worrying about all the variables, it was a very relaxing and smooth process overall. Gotta love cherry blossoms A
Cherry Blossoms are blooming everywhere so I can't help but want to draw them all day =w=
[Edit: a billion hours later the next day] It's done~ I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. Wanted something soft and pastel. I'd have loved to make it look all nice and painterly and stuff but I had to go for a cell shaded look since I was trying to finish it quick. But it turned out pretty interesting looking and I had fun playing with textures and effects...it's been a while since I did that so I really enjoyed that part a lot.
Lol since I'm so behind making a simple one for today. But I'm too tired so here's a sketch for now. Will have to finish it up later on tomorrow -_-
[edit much later during the day ORZ] IT IS DONE
Lol I'm barely scraping through this challenge and I keep painting INCREASINGLY complex stuff like WHY MOONY WHY CAN'T YOU CHILL FOR A CHANGE and learn to paint things simply and quickly OTL
BUUUUT I really had a lot of fun painting this, and since I love fantasy I'm glad I painted something on a theme I really personally enjoy a lot. Her hair was rather fun to paint (although it gave me a lot of pain XD) Felt like an eternity but it only took 6 hours...I'm surprised??!?!
aah another WIP today too, I'm struggling to get these done on time loll..well I'll have to paint something much simpler for day 04 to be able to catch up >_<;;;
[edit a few hours later] It is finished!! Wooo honestly I'm fairly happy with how this turned out...especially the ambiance. It's not perfect by any means, but hey it was done in less than a day and it's something detailed and not super half assed for a change, and I had a lot of fun painting this (excluding the power cuts). I including a crop because DETAILS~ LOOK AT THEM, they will do you good >3>
sigh the power keeps going out so I haven't been able to fully complete it yet, but I'll finish it up later on after the electricity stabilises somewhat and I don't risk corrupting this whole artwork =__=;;;
Yuss first day done! Okay I inked and coloured this in under 4 hours loool. Honestly I'm pretty surprised at how decent it turned out...usually it takes ages for me to finish coloured lined stuff with a painterly style. But the amazing part about this kind of challenge is that is pushes you to think of efficient ways to get things done. For example, for her hair I separated the sections into a few different layers which made it a lot easier to shade without me having to zoom in and do a tonne of clean-ups on overlapping areas. ANYWAYS i looooove mint choco ice cream and I still remember this awesome mint choco gelato I had in Singapore years ago. I still crave it * A * I actually sketched this on my tab a few days ago but I thought it'd be a good way to start this challenge. The sketch can be seen here: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bg9__HolRFM/?taken-by=noxmoony_is_a_dork
[A few hours later] Got some good rest and had a good breakfast, so this went really smoothly. I really enjoyed making this one, and also I realised what took me 3-4 hours at the beginning of this month, now takes me half the time! That's such a cool thing to realise, it always feels good to find that practice is paying off. NOW I WANT SOME BUBBLE TEA :o
Also remember kids, get some rest and you'll be able to work faster and in a better mood too!
really tired tonight, will post this animation after I get some rest = w =
[20/01/2016] There you go, after some good sleep I finished the animation for today :D It's simple but it was fun to do. I do like how the overall look came out, found out some neat techniques on AE so after animation month is over it'll come in handy for more better animation projects that I can take more time with. But you know, that's what animation month is all about yeah! Not nitpicking on stuff and just making em animations happen, no matter how small, how imperfect or how simple.
I'm so tired, been workin all day so gonna get some sleep and make some animations after I'm well rested and stuff. Later!
[Update 11/01/2016] LOL if I knew Pachi's tail isn't that bouncy..I prolly woulda stuck to another Pokemon for this. I only found out when I was frustrated with how the tail animation was coming out and went to see how they handled animating it's tail..only to see, it's fairly stiff. But hey it was good practice. FUCKIN HELL this wave motion shIT Is fruSTRATINg. BUT THAT JUST MAKES THE FLAMES BURN STRONGER!!! GOnna master thiS DAmn THING i tell ya!! (╯°益°)╯彡┻━┻
Aaaa I'm behind again but dammit irl stuff -__-
Will post new animations after some sleep!
[Update]I always love the sunlight streaming through my window early in the morning or during the afternoon...so wanted to capture that soft warm feeling. ALSO gotta love teh pastels =3= And today's one took around 2 . 5 hours, not that bad I guess.
My daily sleep routine got all jumbled up so I slept all afternoon and evening since I worked all morning today...and lol only now am I being able to work on today's animation. ANYwayS, will update in a couple of hours! Yay for placeholders :p