I was digging through my old Sirius art (I’d say “Harry Potter art” but really, what other characters did I ever draw?) and I thought “hey, it’s been a while since I’ve drawn him, and I bet I can totally do better now. Let’s finally get a really good, broody, dark post-Azkaban Sirius and show off how much better we’ve gotten since college!”
Or we could fail and make more mediocre art where the face is the only thing I put time into. Blah. Actually I put a ton of time into the anatomy of the back and hips, getting him to twist just right… and then covered all that up with a robe, and then hated the way the robe draped and tried to cover it up with shadow. Oh hey, I remember this about HP fanart! %^$&^$ robes.
….oh, gee, Lent’s over already? I had no idea, just lost track of time and…
Okay, so, see, I didn’t want to post until I finished that Kon drawing. One request, one! How hard can that be? Apparently it’s really hard. Or maybe I’m a really huge loser, definitely one of the two. But I did finish it!
It’s really stupidly simple considering it took two months, but. It’s cute? Of course, Kon is always cute, it’s innate. Even the new reboot Kon is cute, somewhere under the angst, I am sure. I kind of want to try to do fanart that brings it out of him… but for this I stuck with the old standard; Radical 90’s Kon. ♥ pointless belts.
In other news, I don’t actually know what I am doing with coloring. Every time I try I feel like I am making it up from scratch, and I am never satisfied. Ugh.
Just so folks know; I give up recreational Internet usage for Lent every year and this will be my last post until Easter. The tumblr isn’t dead, just on religious hiatus.
If anyone wants to contact me for any reason, I will still be checking my email. Feel free to write me at firstname.lastname@example.org —I’m gonna have alot of free time to kill and people to chat with will be welcome.
Someone asked me where I got the inspiration for the cards I posted yesterday. And—is there even a way to reply on tumblr? I can’t figure it out, tumblr’s set-up doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me. So I’ll just post an answer like this :\
I have a number of Dover Coloring Books, most of which are for costume reference, but also some on knotwork designs and one on Viking Design specifically. I generally make a point to not copy the actual designs directly, but I used that book to get ideas about how the style works in general.