these posts might be annoying, but from the start of 2016 when i started watching and drawing ml to now- this show and this fandom has pushed me to draw so much more than i used to and ive improved heaps because of it, so thank you!!
everyone wants to praise you when you start growing and learning but still shit on you for making mistakes in the first place. learn from your wrongs, who gives a shit what happened, that’s in the past, move on.
Motherfucking Roadhog Jesus Christ fuck dude motherfuckin Overwatch game bullshit Jesus can you fucking believe this shit God damn created the best character then fucking omnics and shit right Junkers fucking god damn rowing the boat fuck yo shit I can’t even fucking believe this shit have you seen this shit fuck I just watched this shit fuck man Motherfucking Hog you put in the time fuck put in the time motherfucking built shit with this bare hands fucking his best friend Junkrat I’m very tired No man I’ll just talk about the Overwatch game all day shit man you have to be so interested in the shit I have to say about the Overwatch game fuck dude I just watched it a year and a half ago fuck Kaplan man he fucked over Roadhog crazy fuck this guy who invented Overwatch I don’t like dying I can’t think of the name of who the fuck Roadhog is All I can think is roadhog what the fuck is the name for Roadhog
Originally I was actually just planning on doing a sketch to test the camera filter, and I made this:
It’s a tricky pose, so I relied pretty heavily on this reference photo. I did some changes though, like modifying the angle of the arms, the body is thinner and shorter to fit Genos’ proportions better etc. The biggest difference is making more of the face visible though, I knew from the start I wanted one glowing eye to be visible.
After I had finished the sketch I decided that I… liked the drawing, and wanted to continue with it. I inked it properly and ended up with this:
Then I was like urghhhh colourssss how do those work again?! I decided I’d try to keep it as simple as possible and work with only a few colours. As part of that, I decided to do all the shading via the lineart and so added a bunch to it:
I do most of my work in Paint Tool SAI usually but for this drawing I wanted to experiment with gradients so I kicked it over to Photoshop Elements so I could do that since SAI doesn’t have that particular tool.
I picked the background colour first to set the mood, then played around with gradients until I found something that I thought would work for Genos. I wanted the drawing to be fairly dark using warm colours, to give the impression of heat.
The glow to his eyes and vents was added in SAI (Airbrush with layer mode set to Lumi & Shade - place the layer above the lineart layer).
The steam is also added in Elements using special brushes, I use this set. I add a bit of Gaussian blur to that layer to make the smoke less “realistic” so it fits in better with the rest of the drawing.
Last back to SAI to flatten everything (make a back up copy that is not flattened in case you want to do more edits later!!) and add a texture to the layer. I work with these textures, my favourites are Dirt 3 and Noise 1 (which is what I used here).
….And that’s how I drew a steamy toaster, I hope that helped XD