Friday, September 30, 2011

Intermediate Stages of Sailor Mars "Rei"

Hi friends ;) 
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 ;)


Friday, September 23, 2011

Making of Sailor Merkur with Watercolors

Hi friends ;)
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 ;)
Have fun ;) 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

intermediate stages page 10 of my manga

I tried to keep the site simple here to let the reader get 
a relation to Juni and her feelings. The storyboard is just 
a rough distribution of what is central to the viewer.
I keep an eye of it but do some changes as well in the 
further stages. ^^ When i do the the tracing i use an
blue mechanical pencil. it won't show up after scanning ;)

while inking i concentrated to give Juni's eyes a good 
contrast and to avoid putting too much details into the back-
ground. The page should be easy to read and also look clean!
With the screentone i finally create more atmosphere
and set some strong contrasts to lead the reader through the
panels ;)

Hope you like page 10 
You can read my manga in english here 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Shinryaku! Ika Musume sketch

:star:hi friends,
This is the sketch and Final Version of Ika Musume from the anime "Shinryaku! Ika Musume". It's a comedy manga series of Masahiro Anbe. i love the slapstick and the cute touch of the series. ;) If you want to view the Final Version in Full size you can see it here

Tools used:
Dr. PH. Martins concetrated Watercolors
Rohrer & Klingner Ink (turquoise)
Farber Castell colored Pencils
Background is made digitally with tablet and Photoshop

Saturday, September 17, 2011

tracing of color-mangapage

this is a photo from a tracing of a color manga-page from my Manga Sometimes she's the Light.
It show Sho and the city Schwerin

I hope you like it ;D

Thursday, September 15, 2011

My socks

Jayy! My cuuuute socks! *o*
I love doggys :D

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

comission sketch


this is a fantasy comission for megalocesros from
I love the little details and charas.