Hey, all! I haven’t posted anything in quite a while, mainly due to the fact that I spent essentially all of November chained to a computer writing a novel for NaNoWriMo. But now that it’s December, it’s time to post some new artwork!
The other day I drew a girl chasing a butterfly. The only reason I drew it was because I wanted something I could ink using a set of brush pens that I hardly ever use. I just wanted to try them out to see how well they worked with my style, and I have to say, I was pretty happy with the result.
Once I had finished inking using new tools and techniques, I decided that I might as well color this thing in a new way, as well. I mean, why not, right? So I downloaded a crapload of paper and fabric textures from a free GIMP images site, and used them in filling in the nooks and crannies of this image. I have to admit, I was really pleased with the result.
I’m going to try these techniques on a couple more images and see how everything turns out. Unfortunately, the textures is a fairly time-consuming process, but I feel like the result is worth it. I’ll have to experiment with a couple more images to really decide if it’s something worth pursuing and expanding upon.
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