(as i reaaaalllly don’t feel like fighting with tumblr’s inability to handle photosets gracefully)
Here, have ministrife of glowans from Karyn’s village!
They’re all fivers, obviously.
My friend crimson-werewolf designed and named them, and I’m the one who gave them colors and made these sprites. Yep.
So I guess they’re kind of adopted? Yeah.
this doodle really kinda got out of hand
it’s my first fantroll
"why hELLO THERE PERSON!"
"goddamnit hekro, stop breaking that fourth wall!"
Who was the very first glowan you came up with?
Pretty sure it was this guy.
I’m putting the rest under a readmore because surprise surprise, I felt like talking about the history of my glowans.
i finally did a height thingy with my glowans, wooo
(i’m sorry, it’s all in metrics)
what do you use to color your art?
Digital art programs that support layer modes.
In my case, mostly an iOS app called ArtStudio. It’s not free, but it’s pretty cheap and definitely worth the price, as it’s basically a compressed version of Photoshop, except it’s for iDevices. Computer alternatives would be things like GIMP and SAI and Photoshop. Yeah.
If your program supports layers, chances are, it might also support layer modes.
Like, see where it says Normal somewhere near the layer selection? Usually above it? Yeah. Click that. Test out all those fancy layer modes while you’ve got another layer underneath it. It’s pretty cool.
The key element to my digitally colored pencil sketches is this layer mode called Multiply. It lets you put down your colors without ruining what’s on the layer underneath. It’s also great for shading things in general, traditional sketch or pure digital.
When it comes to putting down whites and really light colors in general on traditional sketches, however, try Overlay. Or Soft light, as I can’t really tell a difference between the two?
And sometimes I copy the Multiply layer and set the copy to Overlay. For brighter colors, mostly.
basically, just play with layers and layer modes, they are a wonderful thing.