My dad got me two more fizzy toy eggs, and I just so happened to get two different dragon babies from them. My flock grows! Now I just need to decide on color schemes. The Nadder’s fairly easy; I’m thinking blues and greens, or else blues and violets. I can go either direction there. Still thinking that one over a bit. But the Night Fury…Toothless is our only example in terms of typical color schemes: black with very faint dark grey spots. He occasionally has something of a blue sheen or cast, but not too much of one. Question now is this: what are the available ranges for a Night Fury’s coloration? Obviously dark colors are the best given their strength in nocturnal stealth. Cool colors seem likeliest. Blues and purples? How intense can these get? Is black and grey more likely than any strong chroma? :/
I know that technically I could go wild with it. I could make it pink, lime green, white. But I like the natural looks (or as natural as these things get) so I’m just a little hung up on my options.
Hmm. Probably blue. Maybe purple. Must consider this further.
MEET MOSSY MCNUBSTERS
My brother got me one of those hatchable dragon egg toys for my birthday. After fussing with it and finally realizing that it was, in fact, protectively wrapped not only in plastic (which I removed right away) but also an extra layer of decorative and mostly-waterproof papery stuff (which soaked in the water for a while before I figured it really should’ve been dissolving faster) out popped a baby gronkle!
Thing was, his colors were a little…flat. Monochromatic in the most extreme way possible, in fact, with the exception of his eyes, which were in themselves much the same.
So I did what I always do with a boring plastic factory paint job.
I break out the acrylics.
He’s tiny, so I definitely got a few splotches here and there, but he turned out pretty nice looking overall. I’m pleased. And rather want another now. :)
Personal project which manages to combine more cultures than you’d think just looking at it. The knotwork is mostly celtic, and combines a tree knot with a triangular knot which is either celtic or nordic. The bind rune is my own, combined from the nordic runes Ansuz (and its reverse) and Ihwaz. And the whole thing was done on pale blue parchment paper with sumi-e brush and ink, something I’m rubbish at using really. This only came out so well because I cheated and used pencil first, then traced the lines with the ink. They still came out wonky more oft than not, but at least the weaving pattern more or less holds true.
Kingdom Hearts design: Hiccup and Astrid, because while the concept prompt was mostly for the Big Four I’m getting tired of drawing just those four all together for these things when I always come up with concepts and places for all the other characters in their worlds as well. There’s more to each movie than just one protagonist and a villain, people! :P
So, yes, I had some fun adapting costumes. Kept Astrid’s color scheme to blues and golds even though she does look nice in her new red shirt; was trying to sort of color-code them just a bit. Hiccup’s got a raggedy black scarf to somewhat evoke a dragon wing. His keyblade has more of a mechanical bent whereas Astrid’s looks overall more feral and natural. And then, of course, I took ridiculous liberties with the magic system just because it looks cool.
Honestly, I could take the shading and refining much, much further. There are coloring gaps, wonky shadows and highlights, etc. But I’ve been sitting on this for a few days, tweaking and nudging and trying to make myself finish it, and today’s as good a day as any to give up and release it into the wilds of the internet.
Happy birthday to/from me, Hobbit-style. You’re welcome. :)
What I do when I get tired of precise lineart and just want to scribble for a little while. This means that scribbly as my lineart gets, this is scribblier.
Please pardon the lopsided off-balance stance and the disproportionately long legs. :I
Done following this fun, fun prompt. I got axe, muscular, serious, Indian, and insectoid/arachnid. I didn’t manage to fit the animal theme in, but I think I managed to at least touch on everything else, mixing and matching what references I could find on short notice. The axe, incidentally, is a 17th century Indian battle-axe, favored for cavalry in dismounted combat. It seriously did have that very interesting hilt, and could be quite ornate.
OC pre-sleep speedpaint (sort of) that got a little out of hand. I still can’t paint, but at least it looks kinda neat for once…
Voice Challenge Meme
7. Do the rains in Spain stay mainly on the plains?
What would I know of typical Spanish weather patterns?