Thursday, February 25, 2010

Princess Mononoke

Here’s a little project I made for myself, because I love Princess Mononoke and Miyazaki, plus I wanted to experiment with different techniques and see which ones I’d like to push on my work.
One was doing an ink wash on the bgs then coloring them in PS. Also giving the characters a cel-shaded look. It’s probably more of a cel shade/painterly hybrid.

Unfortunately, since I did the ink wash, I tried spritzing the entire page with water, to flatten out the page. It seemed to work, after I put it in between two sheets of glass. The only thing is that it didn’t allow the paper to dry out. It was flat, but still damp.

I left it in the glass for a couple of days, and took it out. It ended up having mildew and a reddish mildew. Eww. So the original is pretty much shot. At least I had scanned it and I chalk it up to being an experiment piece.

Thursday, February 4, 2010 Revamp!

Sorry for the lack of posts. The main reason is because I've been working on my own site, which also has a blog. I've been wanting to cut it down to one central place, so I'm still undecided whether I'll post here anymore.

The advantage here is the network of blogs. So I may post from time to time, at least to keep a foot out here. But the main blogs will probably direct there.

And where's there you ask?

The reasons for having everything back at my website? Way more flexibility! Along with being able to have a blog, there's a store, contact form, gallery, and subscription.

At the store you can browse the original art and other books and prints that I'm selling. Also you can have your commissions and/or sketch cards done here also. It also has a secure shopping cart, which takes you to Google Checkout or Paypal.

Check it out if you have time!