” Back off ! ” │Photoshop Painting process
Hello, everyone. it’s been a long time. This upload is for the last day of this year, literally this is my last work in 2019. The main character of this illustration is Vizsla. She is my own character. It’s the third work of her. She is my favorite character for various reasons. I like drawing her. The conception of main background I’m making for her contains a bit of darkness. In this world, you have to struggle to go up in deep, endless hole. So, there are many desperate situations. She usually hide her mind. She always looks playful and relaxed. I like people who are not really expressive, but emotional and humane when it is needed. So I designed her personality, trauma, values, habits a lot than other characters. It would be great to introduce you the story and characters in the form I want to show. Sometimes I think these are not real for now because these only exist in my head. I want to make it real as soon as I can.
I wish she was an existing character and a worldview of existing fiction. Webtoon or cartoon would be nice too, but I’m thinking about something different. It takes a lot of studying and time. It’s my life’s goal. I referred a robot for design, so I started with robotic arms. They are not robot arms, but I wanted to draw an exoskeleton suit. I wanted tactical clothing with some mechanical equipments on it, but I didn’t have enough time for it. 🙁 I’m thinking about changing my way of working due to excessive tiredness. Maybe you would not see dark silhouette on the beginning of my video anymore. I know some of you try to practice my drawing process, so I’ll explain it shortly. First I got so many questions about what kind of drawing method is this. Actually, I’m just drawing on my own. I don’t know what it’s called, but maybe you can call it sculpting, because my drawing process is based on a modeling video I watched before. I made my own way of working from it. Before everything, I don’t use glazing now. I put colors first before I draw. Of course I start with black silhouette always. The black color is not intended. I guess it was just chosen for visibility. The silhouette on beginning is very influential in tiredness during work process, so you should make it look close to complete version. Then draw hair, clothing, ornaments thickly on it, like you’re sculpting a clay doll.
and you should put all colors you need at this stage. Detail is not needed now.
This stage have to be finished in 20~40 minutes. Look at the small box on the left side. I call it thumbnail.
The shortcut is Alt + W ->A ->W. The view of thumbnail have to be similar to the complete version. The reason why I finish it in 40 minutes is, the first conception in your head fades out as time passes. I think the image of complete version is very important when you start describing.
You can reach quickly and correctly to the goal if you know your way to go. So I always beware of concepting during the process.
I just try to follow my first plan. This is the part that gives excessive tiredness.
I sketch the image of complete version with color rough, but it’s not accurate. Then there are some points depend on my impromptu thinking. I have to sleep also. When I wake up and continue drawing, I get lost sometimes. It makes me flustered. So barely sleep during the working time to prevent getting lost. Then I become more and more fatigued. It’s not good for health.
I finish beginning part very fast and easily, and put everything in the describing part.
Because I can’t draw elaborate line work. I have a pain in my right finger when I draw, due to injuries.
Especially, it’s more painful to draw line work. That’s why I barely draw line work,
but I guess I got better a lot than last year. I saw some comments
saying people who draw without line is the skilled one. Well… I don’t think so. I think there’s just a little difference in selecting tool or way,
because we all have different preference and value. People who are good at shaping will draw well with anything. Because they do it with things in their head, not their hands or tools. Anyway, line sketch would be efficient for me, because I can draw image of complete version
with simple lines. I’m planning to practice to use that way. I guess the release of new illustration is now taking place once a month. Actually I wanted to upload twice a month…
But my body and brain are not working as I expected. ‘v’… I always have hard time with designing part.
It takes me almost two weeks. Then I work on illustration for about 10 days, and rest for few days,
start working on the next month… This cycle is not bad for me. I’m uploading the announcement of my new work on fanding site.
Next work will be ‘落花(fallen blossoms)’. And I upload detailed story or introduction, behind story on my website. It’s pretty detailed, isn’t it? 😀
I want to serialize my works on every month. It’s hard to manage everything…
But it would be nice if you come and look around my website. When I was working on illustration called ‘Paradise’,
I said I want to live, drawing things only I imaginate. I worried a lot when I decided to stop outsourcing.
Because I was not sure if I could make stable life without it. Now I’m working stably by your favor. It took more than a year to reach here. I started dreaming this after being an illustrator.
I’m really happy now. I think artists always need their audience. They are so precious. They are so priceless to me.
A illustration may not be that important to a person’s life, I wish I could inspire you even if it’s a moment. Hope you are happy every day,
and happy new year! Thank you for watching every time.