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Loopy's Art Tomb (2019)
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Why a new thread you ask!? Well, the current one is 4 years old and I want to have a fresh space to post my new art in and be easily able to look at it once the year is up: that way I have a way to see how much I've progressed in one year compared to four. One of my resolutions was to grow my artistic skills by doing all kinds of things to go out of my comfort zone so this is a big step forward. I'll still leave the old one up, but I think I'll just close the thread and naturally let it fall to the bottom since it has too much meaningful content to deserve getting stuffed into the old graveyard.

While I'll post art for basically anything I make, I also plan to showcase drawings for some projects I've got going on:

I guess i'll start by posting all the new stuff I've drawn this year and anything I finished late December:

Since I enjoy designing OCs, I've often been using the PastelGirl dressup app to make the designs, and this one is one of my favorites atm. At the time I finished this, I didn't know what to call her, but I'm going to go with Noelle. She's a vampire bat girl (not TOO batty, because she only really has the fangs, wings, and pointy ears). This was one of the drawings I neglected to flip the canvas for while fixing the sketch, so don't look at it horizontally flipped. Though that is also partly due to her haircut probably giving off the illusion of an error...

I'm a big fan of Dororo's 2019 anime, and I was throwing around some cute AU ideas with others in the Dororo fan-Discord server when we came up with cute ideas for the characters if they were in animal crossing... so I designed Hyakkimaru as a Wolf. Dororo will get a mouse design soon enough while Hyakki's brother Tahomaru will get a different wolf design.


Fanart of Lain Iwakura from Serial Experiments Lain. It's a weird show but I think it's pretty interesting trying to piece together everything and watch the next episode tear your working interpretation completely apart. The show makes little sense to me storywise atm but I do understand the different questions about technology and humanity that it poses. I've been kind of on a kick with 90s anime/manga that didn't take off til decades later these days.
Also, the art style makes Lain have a big head with a lot of space around her nose and mouth so I tried to make it look like her as much as possible. When she looks directly at the camera with her big eyes in episode 1, it kinda creeped me out with how vacant her stare looked, which is why she doesn't look too expressive here. I find her eyes kind of creepy in general for some reason. Neutral 


My entry for the Lunar comp actually is a lot of layers, but I wanted to post my progress sketches that led to the final product.

Sketch, cleaned up a bit but still rough:
So for any potential questions:
  • I do not thumbnail my drawings for fullbody art like this; time and again I attempt it and usually I don't get anywhere when trying to take that teeny sketch and somehow work it out to full size. Instead I tend to sketch out VERY ROUGH skeletons consisting of circles and lines for basic skeleton/joint placement using a marker tool, which I usually erase after I make the actual rough sketch on a layer on top. But you can spot some here and there. That isn't to say thumbnailing is not useful, as it works for lots of people! It just doesn't work for me. So I do.... anti-thumbnails. lol! But I did use references for some parts of the posing.
  • There are different colors because my brain cannot process which lines are going where during the linework if the sketch is entirely in one color. Gray was used for the chest and head, but as I refined details and finalized the design, I changed from blue to green.
  • The other hand is hidden cause I got lazy. ya got me
Lineart + flat color (torture):
Finished product, high resolution:
Here is where I added the effects. Tbh I go on autopilot here and just kinda let my brain do the work while I space out.
I've never been very good at pattern design like the kinds you see on intricate robes, so I kept it simple while trying to make something original. The main inspirations for some of the design choices were of the concept art of Zhuque Mercy and Baihu Genji by Qiu Fang. I wanted to do the neat spirit seal thing like the skins have so I eyeballed the Baihu symbol that was on Genji's armor.
My entry looks blurrier than this because apparently Imgur resizes any pngs to jpg if they're above 5 MB

now to end this colossal post with some WiPs:
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Olivia makin' cookies... for WHOM!?!?!! I've been working on it very slowly over the last few months but I'm currently stuck on the kitchen cabinets.... hgggg

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currently redesigning Celeste... hehe


And last but not least...
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In the process of finishing Cielo's character sheet... I kinda already have a default outfit for her, but it's basically a skintight longsleeve (the kinds you get from exercise wear but... cooler) under one of those zipperless hooded jackets. I might just do a different one to make it look more interesting but idk. Her color palette is generally varying shades of gray, but she also has zero sense of fashion. lol
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I want Olivia to make me cookies! I LOVE COOKIES! However, for the first time, I think I have one drawing I like above the Olivia one: CELESTE. I love the sketch and her fuzzy coat. She looks ready to sass but, truth be told, I really like her expression. I can't put my finger on it...

All the others are great too! I demand more or I will never give you the true Blue Belle ending. B|
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I really like your competition entry! Design looks awesome! And neat idea to use different colors for different parts.. that’s so helpful when drawing on layers! Maybe I should try that myself xD

Keep up the good work Loopy! It’s super fun to see everyone steadily improving on their art!
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