Yesterday I was bored and hungover, so I drew a Neopet (Woodland Scorchio) for the first time in 6-7 years. I like how its based on a Rainbow Eucalyptus and thought it was decent enough to upload online.
Say what you will, but I got into digital art (including my first tablet) and online art sharing because of Neopets. I also experienced my first art theft and artist drama on there too. It taught me A LOT about the online art realm. I stumbled across the website again thanks to Reddit, and was surprised to see there’s still an active community (even the Facebook page has 200K likes) with very decent artists still floating around. With that, I indulged in some nostalgia to unwind from my seemingly busy adult life, and because I haven’t drawn something for myself in a long time.
Because some of you guys asked me how I build up my scenes, I made this quick process-animation.
I’ll explain the animation-process itself in another one or in a video.
Program, Tools and stuff:
I use Photoshop CS6 with an Wacom Cintiq 24hd (not necessary, but definitely a lot of fun to work with), and play a lot with layer-effects, such as “multiply” or “overlay” and transparency. For the animation I use the Photoshop-Timeline (Frame-Animation)
The original document-size is 255 x 135 px. When it’s finished I scale it up to 300%
Can i ask you what kind of digital tablet you use? I saw a photo of a really big one a while back (you were using it standing up!) and was wondering how much it costed you? I am a designer and I soo want to upgrade the tools I have right now
I’m using a Wacom Cintiq 24HD. It was very expensive and I have saved money for a long time and I am very proud of it. Meanwhile there are new devices. Since you will certainly find something great among all the products.