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posted by [personal profile] tsunderechan at 10:14am on 10/11/2009 under ,
DRAWME!

The meme itself is kinda vague so I'm setting out the rules here:

1. Comment with your username.
2. If I don't know you, give me a brief description of yourself or someone you want me to draw. If you're feeling very brave, gimme a picture!
3. All you arty people, post this on your blog and draw your friends!
4. (optional) You can maybe draw me if you want.

EDIT: OMG, I apparently suck at portraiture!!!!!!!!
Music:: I'm Back - Dope
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location: Work
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posted by [personal profile] tsunderechan at 10:22pm on 22/08/2009 under
School has started, but I'm not dead yet! To prove it, I've photographed my latest efforts and uploaded them. Again, I'm too lazy to go all the way upstairs to scan so forgive the quality of the images.

If you can't tell, I've been REALLY enjoying all those Copic Sketch markers I got for my birthday back in July. My room mate, JD, and my dear friend Jo combined their fantastic E-bay powers and sale-stalking to put together a collection of thirty markers. It's halfway through July and I've already expanded to fifty, thanks to tax-free weekend. There's a bit of a learning curve involved. I've spent a lot of time of Youtube watching tutorials since that first bit of fan-art I did for JD. I think I'm picking it up.

KotDF

'Isabel'
By [personal profile] tsunderechan
Copic Markers and Pitt Pens

Funny story behind this picture. I had no idea who she was when I started drawing her. I just wanted to crank something out, but the line art sat out on my drafting table for a few days because I didn't like it quite yet. She started out with this really horrible poofy rose/bow thingy where she has the slick brooch now. I didn't like it, but couldn't decide what was bothering me. JD kept looking at it and asking who she was. "She's no one yet." I told her, which was pretty much cue for the plot bunnies to start breeding. Two weeks later, we've got her world 90% built, thought up not one but TWO love interests, and are well into coming up with the secondary cast and storylines for the first three books.

Updates to follow, but we're thinking about putting the stories up online. :)

kitsune

'Why Kitsune Make Bad Pets'
By [personal profile] tsunderechan
Copic Markers and Pitt Pens

The collar really clashes with their robes.

This is an old sketch that I traced and inked so that I could practice with the Copics. It's not as good as 'Isabel' because I did this one first. The blue of the outermost robe is this particularly virulent blue that spreads like a sharpie. Still, I REALLY like the way her hair and tail came out so I reproduced the effect with Isabel. I had a lot of fun with this.

Lucky Star

'Kagami post Lucky Star'
By [personal profile] tsunderechan
Copic Markers and Pitt Pens

Yeah, this is pretty much what happens when you binge-watch Lucky Star over the course of a single weekend. I got the bug to try their style, but I didn't want to do a straight copy of one of their characters. So I tried to do a picture of what Kagami (one of my more beloved characters) would look like in a few years. I think it turned out pretty good!
location: Home
Music:: Food Network
Mood:: 'accomplished' accomplished
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I have been drawing! I just haven't been scanning what I've done.

The digital camera is nice, but it doesn't really work for digitalizing my artwork. >_< Either that, or I'm not very GOOD with it yet. That could be another possibility. So it's more old stuff today!

Frozen Moonlight

Here's a bit more fan-art for [profile] jane_drew_ . I can't say which story it's for since she hasn't written this particular bit yet. However, I had fun doing it.

It's still very rough. I haven't even erased the pencil marks yet! It was mainly a warm-up exercise, but [profile] jane_drew_ seems to like it so I count it as a success!

I don't know if you can tell, but Mohawk!zombie has a t-shirt that says 'LVN DED' and Mo Howard!zombie is literally picking his jaw up off the floor. Heh.

EDIT: I kind of want to title it 'Livin la Muerte Loca'.

Photobucket

To finish it off, here's a random eyeball. I actually copied it out of (another) magazine ad in June of '07. I really wanted to see if I could replicate the really nifty shading with my colored pencils. I think I did an OK job!
Mood:: 'accomplished' accomplished
Music:: Bring it On - Cheetah Girls
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posted by [personal profile] tsunderechan at 06:26pm on 28/07/2009 under
Lookit! More pictures!



This is a bad photo of a bit of fanart I did for one of JaneDrew's plotbunnies by way of encouragement. I totally used that ad from Eva Mendez's Calvin Klein ad as a source image. Only with less baby oil, more clothes, a better set of personalities, and without naked!Eva Mendez humping Jamie Dornan's leg a sword. Greasy semi-nude modeling aside, Jamie Dornan is a great anatomical model. I really liked the line of his body from pectoral to knee and for once it's in an almost purely artistic sense. Although, really, those jeans must have been spray painted on...

So, this is my first picture using the shiny copic sketch markers that I got for my birthday! I think it's pretty good, all things considered. I can see that I've got a long way to go with learning how to blend the colors smoothly. Despite my best efforts, this picture is very streaky. I mind the effect less on the pants considering they're supposed to be made of rough-cured leather. His hair bothers me however. I like the way the blue robe came out and I'm going to try and see if I can reproduce the effect in another picture.

Artistic maunderings aside: ENJOY YOUR FANART, JD!



location: home
Mood:: 'artistic' artistic
Music:: Take Me To The River - Annie LEnox
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posted by [personal profile] tsunderechan at 02:02pm on 28/07/2009 under , ,
Hooo, it's been a WEEK and it's only Tuesday. Why is that, I wonder?

So, here's a few updates, hidden behind cuts for those who are just here for pretty pictures.

Ninja Monocle Diaries )

A Dental Nightmare, Revisited )

... and now that all that is out of the way, I give you: PRETTY PICTURES!

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- "Geisha" by [personal profile] tsunderechan 2008

Pen and Ink on Bristol Board.

Artistic Impressions: Old Stuff. I can see a lot of the errors I made with this one, now that it's finished.

Her shoulders are too narrow and her face is really too angular for the the intent of the picture. I'm also not happy with my inking work with this one. The image has a lot of detail to it because I was focused on the fantastic patterns and textures of a Geisha's costume, but I really need to learn the vary my line thickness. It's not a great picture. I have to do better than this.

I love the way her hair came out though. It's really fascinating to me, even now that the picture is done. I'm going to have to try and do more to incorporate that level of detail into my current works. It was really fun to do and it's a reason why I keep this thing around.

Also, OMG her head is GINORMOUS.



- "I Don't Have a Black Horse, but I Do Have a Cherry Tree" by Tsundere, 2009

Digital Photograph

This is something I took when I was in DC last March. The cherry blossoms were still in bloom and it was very pretty. I took this outside of the National Gallery of Art. I have more pictures that I need to pull of my camera, but it will have to wait until I have a moment and remember to do it.



Mood:: 'amused' amused
Music:: January
location: Work

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