So this was an image I was really ☆*~excited~*☆ about when I drafted the thumbnail….and then regretted all my choices immediately when I sat down to illustrate it. Haha. I am so tired but I keep getting carried away with elaborate drawings…the wings…why did I do that to myself… Ah well it came together how I imagined it would so I am happy. Please enjoy. ✧⁺⸜(●′▾‵●)⸝⁺✧
Also hey! I made some stuff on RedBubble! I made two requested T-shirts, and will make anything else that anyone requests, so please let me know if there is anything you would like to see. I am going to make posters out of the Luminary images too!
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Alriiigghhtt, another process journallllll.
The image above is an example of the two ways that I treat Victors hair. I like both and normally just decide between the two based on how I feel about each individual image. For this one I really liked the line art and wanted to do a solid black fill so I could preserve it. When I do full pencil shading on hair, it largely erases the initial lines. After I finished the panel however, I felt like additional work on the hair would be nice, so I ended up fully shading it. I saved both versions just to compare and contrast.
As you can see with the interior of the temple, I drew the original image without people in the benches. In my brain this was easier (???) because I have a lot of difficulty with perspective and sizing. After drawing the benches and having their spacing all laid out I could then figure out how the crowd should look and popped them in in photoshop. My brother was watching me do this over my should and later told me I am insane. Hhaha.
Is my level of neurosis a problem at this point?? Who knows. ┐(￣・o・)┌
I am always a bit disappointed in my scanners ability to pick up my pencil drawings. Granted…my scanner is not great and it is notoriously difficult to get accurate scans of tonal work but still! ( ╬●∀● ) Regardless, I wanted to show the original pencil scan of the cloaked crowd because it is really nice in person and there are few things I love more than rendering fabric…ahhh the joys of my life.
Also here is the last panel without the bell obscuring things. I vowed to give more time and love to backgrounds in this chapter and I am making good on that promise! This was the most elaborate panel in terms of layers and lighting that I have ever done and I learned a lot! ٩(ˊᗜˋ*)و