Saturday, July 27, 2013

Color Fix

Last year I was able to use an Apple Mac with photoshop to do my art work. It was my school computer so after school hours (if you can say that for cyber school) and when I finished my work I would start drawing. The problem was that while the colors looked great on my Mac, they looked dull on my laptop. So began the dilemma that bothered me for the whole year.

However, upon recently getting Corel Paint Shop I've been fixing the problem. Alas, here are my fixes.

Texture fix

Color Fix

Fruit Princesses

I'm not sure if I'll keep these color fixes or not. I'm thinking of doing all of them over again then readding the texture. It's up in the air at the moment

Interesting how a little touch up can go a long way eh? And they only took a few minutes. Not long at all. And yes, sometimes the background got darkened. Again, it's something I have to really think about with the Fruit Princesses. Though I think Banana needs it most of all. But it's nice to see these touched up a bit, even if they still don't compare to their original form.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Revolutionary Hearts

I could never decide which version of this I liked better. This actually was some artwork done for a story I finished and have been meaning to edit. I wanted to do one of each character with the same background. Man did I love writing this story. The characters were probably the best I'd ever written. It wasn't as steampunk as it may seem in the picture too, but maybe I'll fix that.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Concept Art

One of the best things of drawing is I get to sketch out my story ideas before writing them. Sometimes I can figure out if a story is not worth writing just by doing a few sketches (or not being able to do some). Here's a project that didn't work out. I actually have a few more done of this story. Truth be told I was really excited for it and sad it didn't work out.

The blond boy and girl are siblings. I never got to work on designing their younger sibling. It was going to be a fantasy set in WWII. What cut this project before it even began? I found out a book was coming out with a similar concept. I've actually been wanting to read that book to see if I can still do this project one day. Who knows, maybe I will. It was a lot of fun.