Today i have some WIPs of the Sailor Specials for you. I'm working on the Sailor Specials parrallel to the regular Sailor Moon Fanarts. They are a bit different in the concept. For example there could be shown more than one character on the picture or some additional background etc. I hope you like the both ;) Have funnnnn, Nashi XD
Hi friends ^___^'
Today you can see some photos i took while
working on the Sailor Chibi Moon Fanart :D
If you want to take a closer look over my shoulder
just view my other entries where i explain
more into detail ;)
Here you can see the teaser of my next Sailor Soldier from Sailor Moon.
And i also added a photo of my *Dr. Ph. Martin's concentrated watercolors*
collection wich i use very often for getting bright and shiny colors for my
Perhaps you know which one of the Sailor Soldiers this is. XD
For the outlines, i used Rohrer & Klingner colored ink.
Tomorrow i'll start with the coloring and will make some shots
for you as well.
Today i have some new intermediate stages ready for you of Sailor Vensu from
my Sailor Moon Fanart Series ;)
On the left side you can see the sketch. It is more worked out like i do usually,
but i tried to dive deeper into the volumes and shadows to see if the overall
composition looks nice. Then i worked with my light table to trace it onto
my Canson Montval Watercolor Paper.
Here i put more contrast in certrain areas where lines come together!
it looks more realistic in the end and provides a better foundation for the
coloring. At the right side you can see the finished lineart. ^^
Now i'm ready to color. I usually begin with the skin because it's the easiest for
me and lets me get a deaper connection to the figure and the whole coloration.
Here you can see how i drew her hair. The Orange and the yellow give a nice
combination. It reminds me a bit of fire when i look at it. oO
I spare out highlights in certain areas. For the small or thin areas i use my
Dr. PH Martin Pen White later on, it is well covering and can be used like
ink. I love it ;)
While coloring i always concentrate on the color scheme. When you work on
one painting the whole time it can happen that you don't see mistakes any
more and loose the feeling what looks right or wrong. So it's also important to
take breaks to get your mind fresh and clear. :o
(For the eyes i have made some extra shots which will be uploaded in my
Eyes-Tutorial next week!!) >_<'
Here you can see the last steps. The background was added
with crayons, some retouching with pen white and setting additional
I'm back with some stages of the Sailor Moon series of Naoko Takeuchi. ;)
For a better match with my other sailor fanarts i descided to think out a suitable color scheme that has a glow effect to emphasize the "magical girl" theme. So i took red, purple and pink for the colors of rei and a warm breeze of yellow and orange in the flames to give a good contrast and some additional brightnes. For bright and strong colors i only could recommend the Dr. PH. Martins concetrated Watercolors. They definetly rock ^_^'!
Like you can see in my first steps for the lines i used Rohrer & Klingner Ink - scarlet, purple violet and umber - to avoid getting too much contrast with the lines. The intention is to let the coloration create the depth later on, so i break up the lines in places where the light is more intense!
The first stages of the coloration with the Martins Colors are applied very smoothly. You can't see very much color at the beginning but in the end it will pay off for sure. The more layers of color you add the more you concentrate on the shadow and the darker areas. Often you can use the same color mixed with some water up to the pure umixed color to create the main part of the shading.
After finishing all the parts of the painting with the base colors i choose a second color for some parts to get a more glowy effect. therefore i mixed some blue with the purple of the hair and some pink in the reds of her skirt.
The last step was the background . Like in the Amy Fanart i also use Farber Castell colored Pencils and crayons here to build some smooth flames. i didn't want to overact here because the main purpose of setting of the character requires to hold back with the details in the background.
The last finishing touches are the ones i like most. Here i can quit holding back and let my mind drift. i'm working on all areas alternately to keep the overall impression of the whole painting. Some students of my courses have asked me if i can give them a helpful advise to avoid making mistakes while painting. I alwasy laugh when i here this cause i also do mistakes all the time when i'm painting. I always say the same words to them. Put the fear away and have some fun. The feeling and the love you put in your work are the things that count in the end ;)
Like promised here are some intermediate stages of my Sailor Merkur fanart. I also used the Dr. PH. Martins concentrated watercolors that are often used from famous japanese shoujo mangaka. They are well known for their intense colors and warm touch. i personally love to draw with them. For the background i used Jaxell pastels ;)