"Sea of Blood" by Santiago Caruso / Watercolor & Tempera on paper / 32 cm x 27 cm / 2014
Cover for the book by Reggie Oliver / Dark Renaissance Books 2014
Ah you’re watching nge? I love that anime. The way they just [unit01clenches fist] [kaworu splat noise]
More of the same!
I have begun working on a new tutorial; once all of drawing the head has been posted, the next tutorial will be on drawing hands.
flower pot island. the water was such a pretty blue.
Evah Destruction, 2014
I made a walkthrough of my process for drawing faceted stones! Judging by the timestamps from the screenshots I took, drawing this one stone took an hour and three minutes, although I know I went and checked tumblr a couple times while I was working, so let’s just call it an hour.
Now MISCELLANEOUS NOTES
- This walkthrough assumes you already know how to use layer masks, the clone stamp, and the lasso tool. There’s also one part where I didn’t label it, but I inverted the selection so I could keep my lines consistent. It’s in the third image.
- Unfortunately I can’t really help with colour choice and the actual colouring of the pinwheel shape that makes up the back facets, but you can kind of see that I tended to colour with lines that cut across the facets and and kept the outer parts of the facets darker. It would probably be best to find a reference to work from!
- This particular cut of stone is called the ‘brilliant’ cut.
- There’s actually a lot of internal reflection business that goes on in a stone, but I elected to ingore all of it since at a distance you can’t really tell anyway.
now GO FORTH AND DAZZLE YOUR FRIENDS WITH YOUR SPARKLE