pphew! sorry for the late reply to these >.< i figured id just reply to all these in one post with some pics. Below are the watercolors i use and the the gold paints (keep in mind those pics i posted were like first attempts @_@ im still getting used to these…)
The water colors are Mjello Mission Gold Watercolors in the 34 tube set and the gold palette are the FineTec Artist Mica Watercolors in the Pearl set.
Now I’ll state first– both these sets are kinda pricey. The FineTec palette (about $27) is so worth it though because it comes in different golds and one tube of gold gouache is usually like $9 each or more depending on the amount of mica, so def worth the price and variety.
Below: from lightest to darkest on ivory tinted paper [Silver, Moon Gold, Gold Pearl, Arabic Gold, Tibet Gold, & Inca Gold] they look SUPER outstanding on black paper as well!
my fav is the richest one, the Inca Gold.
They are super nice, but if you plan on getting them, they are super HARD palettes! It’ll take a lot of scrubbing to get them activated and to have that nice gouache-like thickness, so if you don’t want to ruin your nice brushes, I def recommend getting some Ox Gall. Adding a drop or two of this will get them activated in no time, and with a nice opaque thickness. (the brand I have below they dont sell anymore, but other brands still make it)
As for the water colors, ehhh i feel weird cuz those vegetas were like my first attempts with this brand. Ive always used the Sakura Koi 24 color set palette because theyre super nice and super cheap (like $20) and Ive had them for years. I only got these because I wanted higher-grade watercolors in tubes. But they are very expensive, but for good reasons: they have a lot of pigment, which makes them so vibrant and bright and theyre designed to be very close to natural colors, not to mention theyre so SMOOTH when painting and they’ll probs last me forEVER because you get so much color with very little water.
(opera is best color IMHO) here’s a color chart I made (that took FOREVER btw) to give you an idea how beautiful they are and how many nice colors they make
so yea! those are the paints I used for those particular pics. Course if you would like a nice, cheap watercolor recommendation that works pretty well, Sakura Koi’s are a fantastic substitute. …..SORRY IF THIS WAS LONG i just akdfhalkfhd i like talking about traditional media..lol. hope this was at least a little informative >.< if anyone has questions or wants some recommendations (while also saving some money) feel free to ask! I’ll help in any way i can with what i know, cuz despite posting mostly digital art, I am a traditional art supply FANATIC.
I have a few copies of Morning Star, so I decided to paint one! I’ve never done something like this before but I’ve always wanted to try it. It was definitely something different for me since I never write in my books or even fold the pages, but I really like how it came out! It’s so sparkly too, the pics don’t do the sparkly-ness justice haha
So the sketches are out and GHAIS, WE GOT AN ICHIHIME DRAWING, WOOHOO!!!! LOOKIE, IT’S THIS PRECIOUS ONE RIGHT HERE:
I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING MORE ROMANTIC OR BEAUTIFUL, OR TOUCHI—!!!
Oh, sorry. My bad.
I suppose that’s how confessing to the love of your life must be: Detached and dull. If that’s the case I’m so much more interested in the platonic, non-romantic, fraternal love right here. At least it moved me. At least it made me feel something.
I get Kubo not wanting to draw a RenRuki image because he felt it would look unconvincing, but c’mon!!! I thought he’d put a lot more effort into his precious, adored and beautiful Orihime’s moment since she is, you know, “the main heroine” and all that stuff. Kubo is the master of emotion, or at least that’s what I felt through all these years reading Bleach. I could feel the emotions of the characters, I could see it all in just a single panel. But when it comes down to making something for his planned-since-ancient-times canon ship all he does is… this?
You can say whatever you want to me regarding my utter repulsiveness towards the ending, but if I was an IH shipper I would be damn sad, disappointed and angry of just getting this… how should I even name it? It’s a sketch but really, I could do the same on a napkin with tomato sauce and it would look livier just because of the color. Lol.
So in the end I come back to square one. Didn’t get canon… well, if that’s what canon is supposed to look like, I guess I’m really, really happy of not having gotten it. I’d rather just keep those extraordinary and beautiful 15 years of the real Bleach inside my heart forever. And obviously, my innumerable heartfelt IchiRuki moments.
so i MAY be working on a comic adaptation of one of the scenes in @taylordraws fic Heartstrings and even tho I told myself I was gonna finish both parts before posting I just………. wanted to post them really bad so here they are despite part 2 only being 40% done whoops