In my previous post, I have asked for your help, comments, and suggestions regarding clothing design. I'm grateful for all the comments that I have received especially since I'm learning a lot in a short amount of time just by reading them. Its also quite a challenge to be honest. Its really nice to have someone look over what I do. Since you guys can see my work in a more objective manner, therefore can observe it and decipher what's wrong and right about it. Thanks for that.
Like what many suggested. I bought a handy sharpie pen to draw the designs. At first it was really confusing since I usually love filling things up with details. The thickness of the marker forced me to work out the basic shapes and forms, exactly like how Rubisko suggested. I'm quite happy it worked. Also I tried to simplify the amount of details to gain focus and add practicality to the design. The pen worked wonderfully in terms of allowing me to clearly distinguish negative from positive spaces. Now things look more balanced. I also think this technique will allow me to draw my characters with greater speed, precision, and distinction.
Here is one of the many doodle pages I have done. I opt not to post the other ones since it would be quite repetitive.
Here is the semi-final silhouettes of Qayin and Havel's inner and outer attire. I also added their weapons for fun.
I will work out the details later. The more important thing is that I am able to achieve balance, distinction, and focus in their designs. Each draw was sketched around 15 to 30 seconds each. These are just thumbnail drawings btw.
Now moving to another topic.
Many of you have noticed that I always struggle when it comes to lighting, coloring, and shading. Clock suggested that I try to paint portrait without lines.
Here is my very poor first attempt at lineless coloring. haha... it looks ridiculous i know. haha. I can only laugh at it. I was quite lazy when I did this but nonetheless had fun trying. Like usual, I didn't have the patience and stopped at the 45 minute mark. But since I'm shameless I will still post it for your criticism. You can be as harsh as you can be since I'm completely to be blamed lol.
Huang Zi Tao, a Chinese boyband member. (my future husband, lol)
Besides from that, I have some works like usual. I realize that I'm beginning to slow down in terms of sketching.
Qayin and Cain (Grimcody.deviantart.com) in the forest. I drew it when this awesome friend made an awesome video with maple story graphics. Here's the snapshot.
I lost my favorite pencil before doing this. The pencil i was using was kind of too light so i had to do a lot of strokes. Please don't mind the hands lol. I got lazy drawing them hehehe... Anyway draw took something like 30 to 40 min.
EDIT: additional piece
an additional for Qayin with his slightly revised attire. Took 20 minutes. He's really easy to draw compared to the others. I'm still looking for my favorite pencil. I used a stupid mongol pencil which refuses to put marks on paper sometimes. Its a pain. It was scratching my pad. mehh... >.>
that's all for now.