Hey! Love your edits. I was wondering if you could take us through how you make your edits? And any tips on how to start with editing?
I COULD try and livestream the whole process because one single edit I post is quite literally, a combination of different edits, some parts are even completely redrawn based of canon material and references.
I think the best thing to do is to just show you in rough lines how I created my last edit:
Also seems like the perfect time to post all my wips and bonuses! which isn’t much but… yeah
since hiveswaps finally happening i decided to do a lil redraw of a super old pic i made for it in 2015, just cause like, ya kno hype and junk. anyway heres the original for comparison
and like yea! i’m p proud of the improvement and stuff! this was only drawn like 2 years ago so its more recent then some of the other stuff i’ve redrawn, which makes it a bit easier to see how i’ve improved in the new version
Today’s Captain Swan Big Bang Spotlight features @bleebug!
What kinds of artwork do you make?
Digital art mainly. It’s been a while since I worked with traditional media.
What’s your favorite thing about creating artwork?
Getting better. Of course it’s nice to express myself and put my faves in domestic situations, and I’ll be honest, feedback is like half the joy. But really, I just love when I notice that I’ve improved from one work to the next. I get a strange sense of accomplishment despite it being just kind of a fun hobby.
What’s one of your greatest strengths when it comes to creating artwork?
Persistence maybe? There have been times when I’ve drawn and redrawn some part of a piece over and over and over until I feel satisfied with the result. Sometimes it’s with the lines, sometimes it’s with the coloring, but I guarantee you that there’s just something in every piece that stumps me for a while before I can figure it out.
What’s something you’ve always wanted to try your hand at, but haven’t had a chance yet?
Acrylics. I have the paints, I have the canvas… but I’m always just too nervous to start something. I’m not sure why!! Maybe I’ve just gotten so used to working on Photoshop that I’m too afraid of messing up with paints.
If you are new to the Captain Swan Big Bang, what made you decide to sign up? What are you looking forward to?
Well SOMEONE was very persuasive. ;) Haha, but really, I just wanted to contribute. I know the stuff from last year was really amazing and I found new writers and artists to follow and flail over. Just throwing myself into the fun this year! (Plus, I mean, I get to read and gush over an awesome fic before it even gets posted. How rad is that?)
It took a lot of time and work to get the entire piece done, but honestly I’m just proud of myself for attempting a background. I’m *terrible* at putting characters in an environment. Always have been. So this was a challenge for me. I’m also definitely proud that I managed to actually couple a fic and artwork, and I’m glad they seemed to go well together. Good practice for CSBB!
It only took me, oh, about a dozen attempts before I managed to get the lighting to look decent. (That is, recoloring the *entire* image.) I take for granted how often I seem to ignore light sources in my artwork until I realize that I have to reflect firelight at an upward angle against their faces. I learned a lot while drawing this!
I’m just happy to finally be drawing them both with smiles on their faces instead of the Serious Look™ that I always tend to do when drawing. Killian’s face took a few attempts. Emma’s was surprisingly simple. I think that’s something else I like, just the simplicity of it. (That’s my way of saying, I don’t need no heckin’ background!)
I’m making a bunch of videos in advance for January, just so I can make
videos a consent thing for next year, but a feel a bit bad for posting
no art at all lately so I will just give you guys some doodles drafts
1 - First I redrawn my old markiplier sonic.exe art, I’m done the redraw but I can’t show it now, so you guys only get a sneak peek of it (first picture is old the second is new) I also the last picture with this group is my book of ideas, that I’m filling out and still adding to, so I promise I have videos planned this time lol
Next is pretty much finished art of some ideas I had for “drawing dark
versions of youtubers part 2” But while I was doing the last picture my
new huge tablet came in, and my art drastically got better so I had to
scrap these, but I will draw them again just later on, some day.
3 - and the last 4 four pictures is the simple doodles for a new series type thing I wanna do, let’s
just say it involves fandom shipping. I wont give away who’s in the
pictures but it’s kinda obvious when you know who these guys are
That’s all for now, If I have anymore drafts and doodles I’ll for sure post them here, but for now I wanna say a thanks for supporting and being fans of me even if I’m terrible at uploading art/video on a normal schedule. Hopefully 2018 will be the year I get my shit together, anyway happy holidays and new year! ^^
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