sketches and rough work

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The first rough sketches for my ginormous montage piece I’m working on to celebrate ACOWAR! I finished the book earlier in the week and after exhausting all the tears in my body, I’m ready for some ART.

I wanted to work on a montage rather than a scene so there’s no spoilers! There are some small ‘nods’ going in this but I don’t think they give anything away unless you’ve read the book ;)

I got sooooo many old movie vibes whilst reading this: The Black Cauldron, Princess Bride, Legend etc etc etc and I really wanted to make a movie poster montage type thing :) It’s a lot of fun… although really, talk me down off the ledge next time cause 10 characters jesus christ (although it is really nice to include some of the long requested characters: Nesta, Elain, Lucien & Tamlin)

Oh and you can all thank @blackbeak for Cassian donning his man-bun. I promised I’d draw him with one, just for her <3

I’ll keep sharing WIP’s over on my instagram

Mark your calendars: On September 12th, I’ll be launching my second kickstarter! It will be for my new book, The Sketchbook of Loish. It’ll be a similar size, format and page count as my current artbook, but containing mostly sketches and rough work :) There will be a limited number of signed copies and prints available. These went really fast last time, so I figured I’d give everyone a heads up! Check back on this page in a month for the link! <3

A new something to tear at ur hearts. o(๑❛ꇳ❛๑)o

Cux I’m really an evil person to the core. <3 

Am sorry but as much as I like Gabe, I like torturing him even more hence I regret nothing. Once again, angst76 shit. :3

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I drew these before the final season started airing… Don’t know if I will find the time/energy to finish them before it wraps up and destroys me, so here are a bunch of rough Black Sails doodles! Man, I will miss this show…!

anonymous asked:

(different anon) I'd love to see a tutorial someday too. Specifically, how the heck do you get your pastries and ice creams and bread to look so soft and natural?! I've made a couple simple food pixels myself, but they all seem so stiff in comparison.

hum well personally i think making things look natural starts wi sketching out line work. (i did a comparison of a bread bun, starting with the same blue sketch to show the differences) i always do rough sketches & work over them bc i think it gives me a better idea of the form.

i know sometimes it seems right to have everything perfect & symmetrical but it all depends on what your drawing in the first place - because you mentioned like bread & ice-cream etc those things are rarely perfect anyway, so i guess avoid being too structured

then i think another big thing is the colour choice & the balance of the halftone dots for shading. I feel like too much half tone & its one big ordered gradient & yeah that looks kind of odd. & for the colour.. its tempting to just pick out the darkest tone & just gradually make it paler for the highlighty bits - but in reality when you really look at something there’s usually a lot of different kinds of colours (even if it is just white bread). So yeah id say experiment with that - i usually exaggerate and go for much warmer colours tbh.

the last thing that i think makes a huge difference is how you do the shine (if any). it helps to just think about the actual thing your drawing (goes wi out saying but curved and squishy bread probably has a softer curvy shine) and it’s probably not such sharp stark white

i feel like the picture just explains it all way better haha 

-`mini tutorial about pixel bread bun´-