Your art is so breathtakingly beautiful and refined. I find myself just completely awed at how complex your color schemes are and the level of detail makes my heart race. Your art is literally giving me both physical and emotional reactions and it's amazing. you're amazing holy shit. How do you determine which colors to use?
Hi!! Thank you for liking my art!!
Unfortunately I don’t have color theory or a proper procedure to back me up when it comes to coloring but I’ll try to explain the best I can.
The two main questions I ask myself when I want to color are:
What sort of mood do I want this picture to have?
What colors do I feel like using today?
The mood is one of the easiest ways to decide on colors, because some colors are very good at portraying basic moods. A cold feeling can be shown with blues, warmth expressed through oranges. But remember that these colors don’t always have to be used for a singular mood, it’s merely a starting point.
the image on the left is mostly oranges and yellows but it’s not supposed to feel warm because our subject is left in the dark. On the other hand, the image on the right purposefully uses blues and purples as an easy way to keep a cold pale feeling.
So then it boils down to what colors you’d like to use today, and from there you can proportion out what the values of each color should be, for example, do you want to use blue and pink? Will pink be the main color or will it be blue?
Left: Teals are the base, red is the accent. Right: Reds are the base, blue is an accent.
Mixing cool and warm colors! In this image below I have dark browns and dark blues that comprise of the dark shadows. At the same time I also have teal as the highlights as well as pinks and purples.
The base color is what I selected at the start and my other colors are revolved around it. Notice how each warm color has a cool color with the same brightness/saturation that matches it. You can achieve this by just spinning the color wheel. I also like to have very small quantities of bright colors just to add a whimsical touch.
Both images have the same highlight tone, but the feeling is different because of the colors I chose. My intermediate color (that I put in between my brightest and darkest color) is almost always purple or brown. But in the left picture I used a very dark yellow as the darkest shade, in the right, I used a dark blue.
Basically, You don’t have to limit yourself to shading with the same tones, mix it up a little!!
If you want to challenge yourself, something I used to do but not really anymore is choose a base color, pick two colors that are similar to your base color (pink is close to purple and yellow), and a 4th color from across the color wheel (blue is almost exactly across the color wheel). The role of each color can vastly change based on where you want to put them. This is a poor example but these two images have the same base color, what I switched up were the other colors. Since I use a painting style, I rely on the eyedrop after I blend colors together, that way they can work better.
TL;DR: I really just follow my moods, with the help of some colors I like as intermediates (purples and browns). I don’t like doing the same thing over and over again so I try to change things up as much as I can! Spin that color wheel!!!
At first I only drew Black Hat (Sailor Hat??) because I felt off and wanted to smile and just for my Discord Server I also drew Flug as Tuxedo Mask and now it turned out good enough so I thought I’d finally post here again
I think i’ll create another blog for my other drawings that are not Undertale or games related. I don’t care if it doesn’t work, i don’t care if i only have 10 followers, i just want to draw something else.. to draw characters that i created, and even maybe make a comic! :,3
Of course, i will still post as many drawings as before (i still love Undertale, and i will always do >w< ), i usually try to post at least two drawings per week.
(i’m creating the blog while writing this)
Sometimes, i see amazing drawings with only 5 or 10 notes.. just because it’s original art and not a fan-art of something that everybody knows.
Some people don’t draw original art because of this, and it’s understandable.. but, if you want to draw original art, then just do it! Even if you only get 3 notes it doesn’t matter!
Just draw what you like and mostly what you want! There will always be poeple to support you :) !
And if you get anon hate, don’t listen, they’re not even worth listening to -_-.. I guess they want to make people feel bad about their drawings or themselves… Idk, maybe they think it’s funny? Anyway, just don’t listen to them.
All that may be boring to read so i’ll stop there :,)
I haven’t actually given this much thought, but it’s an interesting idea.
For IceWings, I’d guess that they might have the longest amount of time- only laying the egg when it’s nearly ready to hatch, as leaving the egg in the cold for too long can’t be good for a baby IceWing. And that egg, though IceWing tradition says putting it in snow, would have to be put in a warm snow cave.
SandWings would carry for a far shorter amount of time, as Dune was able to hatch a plot to get the egg, get the egg, and run it to the cave then have some spare time, all before it hatches, which must mean that they have to lay way earlier.
For NightWings the only reference I really have to go on is Moon and inferences, so this is my best shot- I’m thinking that previously the eggs would’ve been laid at a time period somewhat close to IceWings but less. However, due to unhealthy conditions on the island, they would’ve been laid sooner and sooner, so that they would’ve been able to sustain themselves. So, between the previous two.
SkyWings are the hardest so far, because I have basically nothing to go on except birbs. But I’d guess that they’d be laid pretty soon so the eggshell can harden to sustain the rocky terrain, or something like that? Idk man it’s tired and I’m late.
MudWings are also tough, but because they’re left alone after laid (layen? layed?) and the bigwings is apparently developed enough to try to break the other eggs upon birth, and also hunt for food, I’d guess that they’re layed (laid? layen?) pretty late, after developing for a long time, and hatch very fast.
SeaWing eggs must be easier to protect, as they’re underwater and SeaWings can basically take any marine creature, so they’d be able to be layen (laid? layed?) pretty early, as the eggs can take some stuff.
RainWing eggs are also really easy to defend, so about the same thing as SeaWings but less time till hatching because they don’t need to develop gills and lungs (@tui what’s that all about is it even anatomically possible)
So, my timeline, from shortest gestation period to longest, would go:
do ever just feel so fundamentally gay like not even the lol relatable way but like i just thought about the fact that there are people out there that are just 100% straight they’re whole lives,, and theyre born into this world where being straight is ‘’’’normal’’’ and they never have to question that because they’re never really put in a position where they would need to, they just,,,, go on living their straight lives, seeing straight people all around them,, living straight, dying straight like,, ,,,,, tbh ,, — wild